What's different about the upgraded Dassault Mirage 2000D RMV?

French Mirage 2000B and 2000D aircraft have recently been testing upgraded IR sensor systems and chaff/flare dispensers fitted into the new Damocles pod. Babak Taghvaee investigates

On January 7, 2021, L'Armée de l'Air et de l'Espace (AAE; French Air and Space Force) received the first of 55 upgraded Mirage 2000Ds from Dassault Aviation. Since then, six more examples have been delivered, while 13 others are projected to have their upgrade work finished this year. While Dassault is upgrading the Mirage 2000Ds, a unit from the AAE together with the Aviation Unit of the Direction Générale de l'Armement (DGA) has been testing new systems and components of the mid-life upgraded fighter jets since 2017.

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