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

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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