UAE Air Force Mirage 2000 fighter jets operations at Nellis Air Force Base

Mar 21 2013 - 3 Comments

Six United Arab Emirates 2000 fighter jets participated in Red Flag 13-2 held at Nellis AFB from Jan. 21 to Feb. 1, 2013.

These aircraft, 708 and 710 Mirage 2000-9DAD, and 729, 731, 783, 763 Mirage 2000EAD aircraft, could not be photographed during the RF 13-2 Media Day photoshoot.

Mirage 2000's 71;76;86 Sqd. UAE. Nellis 28.02.2013

However, following completion of RF 13-2 these aircraft took part in Green Flag; oddly, there were no restrictions imposed to photographers on the UAE planes during the Media Day held on Feb. 27, 2013.

Supported by two UAE C-17 cargo planes, the Mirage 2000 were reportedly tasked with strike packages escort missions.

Tony Lovelock attended both RF 13-2 and 13-3 media events and took some interesting images of the Mirage 2000s.

710. Mirage-9DAD. 71;76;86. UAE. Nellis. 27.02.2013

The line up on the Ramp was photographed on Mar. 28, the other one departing during the afternoon Red Flag launch on Mar. 27.

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  • http://twitter.com/WinstonCN Winston Smith

    Arab air forces kill me. They buy a lot of weapons/arms and yet they keep asking the US to do it for them. Useless air forces!?

  • http://ideiasvazias.tumblr.com/ Tiago Jeronimo Lopes

    Look! The future Brazil’s air force planes!

  • Troy

    Recent events appear to contradict your statement. Air ops over Libya IIRC envolved UAE and Qatari combat aircraft flying OCA sorties. The Royal Saudi AF has employed its aircraft and kinetic weapons against Yemeni rebles along their southern border in recent years.