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ARES bulks up with Mirages

14th May 2021 - 16:30 GMT | by Jean-Marc Tanguy in Paris


Could the Hellenic Air Force provide Mirage 2000EGs to ARES? (Photo: Jean-Marc Tanguy)

French red air operator ARES is expanding its fleet with 18 Mirage 2000s but which air force is supplying them?

Advanced Redair European Squadron (ARES) recently bought 18 Dassault Mirage 2000s to enrich its aggressor training, representatives of the French company told Shephard.

This marks a major upgrade in capabilities, as the ARES jet fleet currently comprises nine Leonardo MB-339Cs.

ARES said it has received support from Dassault Aviation, Safran and Thales to help prepare for the introduction of the Mirage 2000.

Four of the new aircraft are expected to be delivered in September this year, sourced from an (as yet unnamed) air force operating the Mirage 2000.

Greece may be the preferred supplier because some Hellenic Air …

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