National flag graphic of the nation of france

Dassault Aviation Mirage 2000 "(M2000)"

Multirole Fighter

Pinnacle of the Mirage Fighter Line.

Born from the ashes of the aborted 'Super Mirage' program, the Mirage 2000 (M2000) became the culmination of the Mirage fighter line of the Cold War period. The resulting design relied on a delta-wing planform with fixed canards and a single, powerful SNECMA afterburning turbofan engine. As an inherently unstable aircraft design, the M2000 was given Fly-by-Wire (FbW) controlling which, coupled to its proven planform, produced a highly agile fighter with interception as its primary role and a limited bombing capability as secondary. Despite its 1970s roots, the M2000 series continues to fly for the French and others today with production having exceeded 600 units since introduction in July of 1984.
Image of mirage-2000-fighter-taking-off-full-afterburner.jpg


Mission Roles

Image of left-side-view-m2000-fighter-in-flight.jpg


1 / 5
Image from the U.S. DoD DVIDS imagery database; Public Release.
2 / 5
Image from the U.S. DoD DVIDS imagery database; Public Release.
3 / 5
Image from the U.S. DoD DVIDS imagery database; Public Release.
4 / 5
Image from the U.S. DoD DVIDS imagery database; Public Release.
5 / 5
Image from the U.S. DoD DVIDS imagery database; Public Release.


Inherent A2A / A2G Capabilities

The M2000 is classified as a multirole platform, giving it an inherent capability to attack both aerial and ground targets. While the latter is limited, it nonetheless provides its operators with a multi-faceted, all-in-one-solution.

Single-Engine Power

While equipped with only a single engine, this turbofan installation offers up to 21,400lb of thrust with reheat, enabling this fighter to keep up with most aerial threats presented to it.

Multi-Mode Functionality

Under the nosecone of the M2000 series is a powerful multi-mode mission radar designed to ease search, tracking, and engagement functions for the pilot - making the Mirage 2000 a true all-in-one fighter solution.

Twin-Seat Derivative

The M2000 series production has included a twin-seat configuration which offers a placement for a second crewman - either to support mission duties or to serve in conversion training. In either case, this shows the versatility of the M2000 design.


Active, In-Service (40 yrs)
Dassault Aviation - France
601 Units
9 Total

National flag graphic of BrazilNational flag graphic of EgyptNational flag graphic of FranceNational flag graphic of GreeceNational flag graphic of IndiaNational flag graphic of PeruNational flag graphic of QatarNational flag graphic of Taiwan (Republic of China)National flag graphic of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Brazil (former); Egypt; France; Greece; India; Peru; Qatar; Taiwan; United Arab Emirates

(List includes former, current, and potential operating nations)
M2000 (Base): 1 x SNECMA M53-P2 afterburning turbofan engine developing 14,500 dry thrust and 21,400lb of thrust with reheat.

(Assuming optimal flying/environmental conditions)
Maximum Speed
1,451 mph | 2,335 kph | 1,261 kts
Service Ceiling
55,938 ft | 17,050 m | 10.59 miles
Operational Range
2,072 miles | 3,335 km | 1,801 nm
56,100 ft/min | 17,099 m/min
(Showcased performance statistics pertain to the M2000 (Base) production model)
47.08 feet (14.35 meters)
30.02 feet (9.15 meters)
17.06 feet (5.20 meters)
(Showcased measurements pertain to the M2000 (Base) production model)
16,535 lb (7,500 kg)
30,424 lb (13,800 kg)
(Showcased weights pertain to the M2000 (Base) production model)
Fixed, forward-firing 2 x 30mm DEFA 554 series revolver internal automatic cannons with 125 afforded per gun. Nine total hardpoints (5 x Under-fuselage, 4 x Underwing) for carrying external ordnance, mission pods, and jettisonable fuel stores. Ordnance includes A2A and A2G air-launched/air-dropped types. Supported Types:

Close-in Cannon graphic Close-in Gun(s)
Air-to-Air Missile graphic Air-to-Air Missiles
Air-to-Surface Missile graphic Air-to-Surface Missiles
Precision-Guided Bomb graphic Precision-Guided Bombs
Conventional Drop Bomb graphic Conventional Drop Bombs
Conventional Nuclear Bomb graphic Nuclear Weapons
Attack Rocket graphic Rockets / Rocket Pods
Additional Fuel Tank graphic Additional Fuel
Mirage 2000 (M2000) - Base Series Designation.
M2000B - Twin-seat conversion trainer of 1980.
M2000C - Multirole model.
M2000D - Dedicated ground-attack variant based in the M2000N.
M2000E - Export M2000 types; M53-P2 turbofan engines; RDM+ radar fit; ATLIS II laser targeting pod support.
M2000EG - Hellenic (Greek) Air Force export model; single-seat fighter.
M2000BG - Hellenic Air Force export model; twin-seat conversion trainer.
M2000BR - Proposed Brazilian Air Force export model; based in the M2000-9.
M2000EAD - UAE export model of 1983; single-seat fighter.
M2000RAD - UAE export model; dedicated reconnaissance form; retains A2A and A2G capabilities; Thales/Dassault recon pods used.
M2000DAD - UAE export model; twin-seat conversion trainer form.
M2000H - Indian Air Force single-seat fighter; support for Russian 'Archer' AAM.
M2000TH - Indian Air Force twin-seat trainer.
M2000TI - Based in Mirage 2000-5 Mk.2; upgraded with French/Israeli avionics.
M2000M - Egyptian Air Force export model.
M2000BM - Twin-seat conversion trainer model based in the M2000M.
M2000P - Peruvian Air Force export model; single-seat fighter.
M2000DP - Peruvian Air Force export model; twin-seat conversion trainer.
M2000N - Nuclear strike-capable variant; retired 2018.
M2000-5EI - Taiwanese Air Force export model; lacks A2G and inflight refueling capability.
M2000-5EDA - Qatari Air Force export model of 1997; single-seat fighter form.
M2000-5DDA - Qatari Air Force export model; twin-seat conversion trainer form.
M2000-5F - Upgraded M2000C models.
M2000-5 Mk.2 - Upgraded M2000-5 models
M2000-9 - Export model based in the M2000-5 Mk.2; single-seat fighter.
M2000-9D - Export model; twin-seat conversion trainer.

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Cookies

2024 US Military Pay Scale World War Next Military Factory Global Firepower World Directory of Modern Military Aircraft World Directory of Modern Military Warships

Products, related trademarks, and imagery are property of their respective owners. Images with the watermark are property of and licensed for reuse from Images not containing the watermark are assumed to be in the Public Domain (U.S. DoD, British DoD, Russian MoD, China MoD). The information contained herein is provided for historical and entertainment value and should not be construed as useable for hardware operation, restoration, or maintenance. does not sell or resell any of the products showcased on its website nor is the site endorsed by any government agency, institution, or politcal party. Consult original manufacturers or licensed sellers / resellers for procurement information. No A.I. was used in the generation of this content.

©2024 • All Rights Reserved • Content ©2019-2024 (5yrs)