France To Supply Mirage 2000-5 Combat Aircraft To Ukraine | Aviation

Mirage 2000-5 in flight (Image credit: French Air Force)

Macron has announced plans to supply Mirage 2000-5 fighters to Ukraine and facilitate the training of Ukrainian fighter pilots in France.

An unspecified number of Dassault Mirage 2000-5 fighters is set to be transferred to Ukraine. This is what French President Macron said in a live interview with French TV stations. Macron disclosed an upcoming collaboration with Ukraine, highlighting the transfer of Mirage 2000-5 fighter jets and the training of Ukrainian pilots in France.

The announcement came at the end of a day of commemorations of the D-Day landings on June 6, 1944, attended by Ukrainian President Voldymyr Zelensky.

It’s not clear yet how many aircraft Paris wants to transfer to Kyiv nor is the exact timeline, although Macron said France will give “the equivalent of what other nations give.”

Integrating the Mirage 2000-5

The way the aircraft integrates with the Ukrainian Air Force operations and logistics is also to be seen. Integration of a new type requires careful planning and coordination as several challenges must be considered.

First of all training: pilots and maintenance crews need to undergo extensive training to familiarize themselves with the new aircraft’s systems, avionics, weapons, sensors and procedures. This training can be time-consuming and costly, requiring adjustments to existing…


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