All You Wanted to Know About the Deadly Fighter Jets Used by IAF

By First Posted: Feb 26, 2019 Tue 11:40 PM
All You Wanted to Know About the Deadly Fighter Jets Used by IAF
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In vengeance to the Pulwama terror attack, the Indian Air Force's fighter jet, Mirage-2000, was used for the Surgical Strike 2.0. In major retribution to the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF workforces were martyred, the Indian Air Force (IAF) carried out air strikes against JeM terror camps in the wee hours of Tuesday.

Here are all major details about the Mirage-2000:

The Mirage 2000 is a French multi-role, single-engine fighter jet which is skilled of dropping a range of bombs and armaments including laser-guided bombs. Known as the IAF's most adaptable and deadliest aircraft, the fighter jet was first commissioned in 1985.

The fighter jet was developed by Dassault Aviation and took its first flight in 1978 and was inducted in the French Air Force in 1984.

The Mirage is ideally premeditated to seat a single fighter pilot but can be made into a twin-seat jet depending on the armed forces' requirements. It has a length of 14.36 meter and a wingspan of 91.3 meters. The plane weighs 7500 kg (dry) and has a total takeoff weight of 17000 kg. The Mirage 2000 has a maximum speed of Mach 2.2 (2336 kmph) and can travel 1550 km with drop tanks. The flight height is capped at 59000 ft (17km).

Mirage-2000 is not only a reliable partner in India's preceding success in Kargil, but it is also vastly capable to carry out Surgical Strikes and spasms whenever possible, thanks to its load-carrying capacity, precision, Laser Guided Bombs and latest technology updates.


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