Gaining Air Advantage: How Mirage 2000 Fighters Would Help Ukraine


Gaining Air Advantage: How Mirage 2000 Fighters Would Help Ukraine

Intelligence Online reported that 40 Mirage 2000 fighter jets could be provided to Ukraine. Among the countries that will supply us with these aircraft may be, in particular, the United Arab Emirates, Indonesia and Greece.

Mikhail Samus, Deputy Director of the Center for Army Research, Conversion and Disarmament, noted that talks about providing Ukraine with fighters, multifunctional newest aircraft have been heard for a long time. He told Channel 24 about this.

Mirage 2000 would serve the interests of the Armed Forces

The expert noted that the Mirage 2000 in the latest modifications is a pretty good aircraft that would greatly help Ukraine.

The main thing about Western platforms is that they can be adapted to the use of Western weapons, which would enable Ukraine to counter Russian aviation and use it effectively on the ground – to support Ukrainian ground operations. Samus emphasized.

He emphasized that the main thing is not in the name of the aircraft or its novelty, but in how it is adapted, adapted and modernized to use the latest weapons. And also what kind of radars he has, how effective and long-range they are.

“Mirage 2000 would meet the interests of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Air Force of Ukraine in order to quickly learn how to use Western weapons against the Russian army and more effectively conduct de-occupation operations and gain air supremacy,” Mikhail Samus said.

Note! Ukraine is grateful to all allied countries for military support. However, it is important for our Air Force to get F-16 fighters. The speaker of the Air Force of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Yuriy Ignat, stressed that Ukraine needs these fighters, first of all, to protect against Russian terrorist missile attacks on Ukrainian cities and critical infrastructure. At the same time, he believes that the F-16, having a powerful radar and modern missiles, can shoot down targets quite effectively.

Ukraine needs modern fighters

  • The US has stopped production of the fourth-generation F-16 aircraft for its Air Force. Since these aircraft are universal, they remain in service in many countries of the world. And what is very important, Ukraine needs the F-16s because they are multifunctional, combining the functions of 4 aircraft that the Armed Forces of Ukraine have in service.
  • Volodymyr Zelensky thanked Poland and Slovakia for the decision to transfer MiGs to Ukraine. However, he stressed that our country needs, first of all, more modern aircraft. Zelensky noted that Russia should not be afraid – it bluffs more often than it can decide to escalate. In particular, because of the supply of modern aircraft to Ukraine.
  • Since the decision to provide Ukraine with fighter jets, in particular the F-16, has not yet been made, the activists decided to launch the “Paper Airplanes” flash mob and hold it in the arena during the England-Ukraine match on March 26.

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