French Air Force (Armée de l'Air) Mirage 2000D with serial 667 / code 133-JZ taking off from Nancy-Ochey Airbase, France during exercise Green Shield 2014. (Image © Dennis Spronk)

French Mirages join campaign

Six French Air Force Dassault Mirage 2000D fighter jets are to deploy to Jordan to join the air strikes against the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL), authorities in Paris stated on Wednesday 19 November. Already taking part are nine Rafale aircraft, operating from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

It’s safe to assume the Mirage 2000D fighter bombers will come from from Nancy airbase.  France has chosen Jordan to habor these aircraft, as it’s closer to the operating theatre over Iraq than  the UAE. This would create possibilities for flying more missions, while also reducing costs.

© 2014 Airheadsfly.com editor Elmer van Hest, including source information of the Ministère de la Défense

French Air Force (Armée de l'Air) Mirage 2000D with serial 667 / code 133-JZ taking off from Nancy-Ochey Airbase, France during exercise Green Shield 2014. (Image © Dennis Spronk)
A French Air Force (Armée de l’Air) Mirage 2000D taking off from Nancy-Ochey Airbase, France during exercise Green Shield 2014. (Image © Dennis Spronk)