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Mirage 2000 for the Philippine Air Force?

A front view of a Mirage 2000-5F. Photo courtesy of Javier Rodriguez thru Wikipedia Commons.
A front view of a Mirage 2000-5F. Photo courtesy of Javier Rodriguez thru Wikipedia Commons.

About a year ago, somebody wrote a comment on one of my blogs requesting me to do a feature on the Mirage 2000 for the Philippine Air Force (PhAF). I didn’t get to do then it as I had already done a couple of blogs on possible aircraft candidates for consideration by the PhAF, so it was a low priority for me at that time.

However, news came out recently about how the French government was offering 2nd hand former French Air Force Mirage 2000-5Fs to the country of Columbia for only USD 28 million per aircraft, with the price already including an “initial” Logistics package. [1] That price was low enough for me to think, hey, maybe the PhAF should consider the Mirage 2000 (M2k) also since it’s cheap and seems like a pretty good aircraft on its own, at least at first glance.
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