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The Story of the Giraffe Missions and how IrAF Mirage F.1 fighter bombers were able to shoot down four IRIAF F-14 Tomcats
When the two Mirage F.1 interceptors were within 20 kilometres from their targets, the ground control issued the pre-determined code-word - 'Giraffe!’ - advising the pilots to climb and power up their radars. The two Iraqis established a lock on and then fired at least two Super 530F, from about 10 kilometres range. Taken by surprise,...
The USS Stark Incident: That time a Modified Iraqi Falcon 50 Business Jet almost Sank a US Navy Frigate
During its rebuild in France the Falcon 50 received the typical pointed nose of the Mirage F.1 containing the Cyrano radar — and one launcher for AM.39 Exocet missiles under each wing. All through 1985 and early 1986, director of the Iraqi Air Force (IrAF) Intelligence Department, Brigadier-General Mudher al-Farhan, was collecting intelligence...
ATAC took delivery of all 63 refurbished Mirage F1s
ATAC Mirage F1 inventory represents the single largest common fleet of privately-owned ADAIR aircraft in the world. Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC) has received all 63 refurbished Mirage F1s. As previously reported, the company had bought 63 ex-French Mirage F1 fighters for 21 million euros in 2017.
MiG-23 Vs Mirage F.1: when Cuban-flown Angolan Floggers clashed with South African Mirages
The SAAF had to admit that - thanks to the superior armament of the Cuban-flown MiG-23MLs - Angola was now in possession of air superiority Located in south-central Africa, the Republic of Angola is a former Portuguese colony. It remained a Portuguese overseas province from the 16th century until it gained independence on Nov. 1, 1975, following the end of...
Paramount Aerospace Systems had previously carried out the modernization of the Mirage F1M while still in Spanish Air Force military service The 22 ex-Spanish Air Force Mirage F1M aircraft bought by Draken International will be refurbished by Paramount Aerospace Systems, the company announced on Apr. 9. Paramount Aerospace Systems had previously carried out the modernization of the Mirage F1M while still...
The controversial kills scored by Saudi F-15s during Operation Desert Storm
It is almost certain that the two Mirage kills scored by RSAF F-15s were driven by a political directive that was designed to draw an Arab nation into the limelight. Existing reports suggest that the F1s came within minutes of being able to engage their targets before they were downed The Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) purchased 46 F-15Cs (minus...
After having bought 22 Mirage F1s Draken buys 12 Atlas Cheetah fighters
The Cheetah fighters have an average of 500 hours on each airframe and are considerably younger than many of the F-16’s, F-15’s and F/A-18's they will challenge in the Red Air capacity Draken International announced on Dec. 11 that it has acquired twelve former South African Air Force Atlas Cheetah fighters. The purchase consists of nine Cheetah Cs and 3 Cheetah...
Draken buys 22 former Spanish Air Force Mirage F1 fighters
According to the company these Mirage F1 aircraft are the best equipped and lowest time fighters of their kind available to the industry After ATAC and South African defense contractor Paramount Group, also Draken International buys surplus Mirage F1 fighters. The company in fact announced on Nov. 9 that it has acquired 22 Mirage F1M and F1B fighters from Spain. These fighters...
Discovery Air Defence to offer "a large number" of F-16 fighter aircraft for USAF's ADAIR competition
"The company's F-16 offer separates it from competitors, who are offering third-generation solutions trying to be fourth-generation," Garry Venman, Discovery Air Defence executive vice-president Discovery Air Defence has thrown its hat into the United States Air Force’s (USAF) massive combat air forces (CAF) Adversary Air (ADAIR) competition by offering the F-16. Garry Venman, Discovery Air Defence executive vice-president of business development...
After ATAC another defense contractor buys surplus Mirage F1 fighters for aggressor role
Paramount Aerospace Systems will operate them alongside Mirage F1 fleet that was acquired from the South African Air Force in 2006 South African defense contractor Paramount Group has bought four surplus twin seat Dassault Mirage F1B fighter jets from the French government for aggressor training. The group’s subsidiary – Paramount Aerospace Systems – will operate them alongside its single-seat Mirage F1 fleet...

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