Dassault Aviation would have completed testing of the CC-422 canon pod for the modernized Mirage 2000D

In July 2016, Dassault Aviation was awarded a major renovation program for 55 Mirage 2000D assault aircraft of the Air Force. Faced with the aging of the systems on board the Mirage 2000 and the staggering of deliveries of the new Rafales, such a program was deemed essential to respect the fixed format of 250 combat aircraft in the park (Air Force and French Navy) at the end of the 2019-2025 LPM.

More than a simple update of the Mirage intended to make them last beyond 2030, the mid-life renovation (RMV) of the Mirage 2000D also aims to equip them with new offensive capabilities to compensate for the recent withdrawal of the latter. Mirage F1 and the next one of the latest Mirage 2000C. Between a new air-to-air missile and new capabilities in air-to-ground guided weapons, the Mirage 2000D RMV should thus acquire for the first time a rudimentary but still essential capability: that of firing a cannon. However, Dassault Aviation would have recently announced that it has completed integration and validation tests for this new weapon, as Laurent Lagneau recalls from the Opex360 site.

The Mirage 2000B were designed to be able to carry a cannon pod under the ventral point, but not under the air intake. It was therefore necessary to verify that the carrying and the firing did not cause aerodynamic disturbances or uncontrollable vibrations.

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