Mirage F-1

Moroccan Air Force Mirage F1 Crashes After Bird Strike

A Moroccan air force Mirage F1 crashed in the northeast of the country Monday after hitting a flock of birds but the pilot managed to eject safely, a report citing the armed forces said. The plane, which was on a training mission, came down near the Sidi Slimane air base and the pilot “is safe […]

Iran Plans to Build Mig-29 Fighter Jet Simulator

The Iranian Air Force plans to manufacture a home-made simulator for Mig-29, Deputy Commander of the Army’s Self-Sufficiency Jihad Rear Admiral Farhad Amiri announced. “Iranian Army’s Air Force has manufactured Sukhoi Su-24 and Mirage simulators and we are going to start construction of Mig-29 simulator soon,” Admiral Amiri said, lauding Iran’s Army self-sufficiency in different […]

Iran Equips Mirage Fighters with Homemade Missile System

Iran’s defense ministry has domestically produced a cruise missile system for its Mirage fighters. The system is mounted on Army’s Air force Mirage fighter jets, the Islamic Republic’s Tasnim news agency reported Dec. 3. Iran’s air force reportedly has at least 12 operational Mirage fighters. Mirage is a French air-superiority fighter and attack aircraft designed […]

DCI Expands Middle East Training Portfolio

Defense Conseil International, a French international service firm that has long trained Navy officers for Kuwait, has logged a first for the company by training future Kuwaiti pilots as well, according to DCI Chairman Jean-Michel Palagos. Some 30 students will learn to fly at the Salon-de-Provence air college, southern France, Palagos said of the training […]

France Views Libya as Possible Mirage Customer

Libya is seen as a potential buyer of Dassault Mirage F1 fighter jets, a French defense official said. The French Air Force is gradually replacing its Mirage fleet with the multirole Rafale, so Paris could sell its F1 ground attack aircraft to Tripoli. French Defense Minister Gérard Longuet was due to visit Libya Feb. 25-26. […]