Thanks to this equipment configuration (which remains open to further evolution), the Mirage 2000-5 Mk2 demonstrates an extended range of operational capabilities.
The weapon system integrated maintenance contributes to the aircraft ease of operation and operational readiness. The principle of self-monitoring, associated to the equipment's high level of reliability, considerably reduces the number of expensive programmed maintenance operations. Thus, we can easily understand the success of distant and long duration Mirage 2000 deployments, in war time (i.e. Kosovo, Afghanistan, …).
The Mirage 2000-5 Mk2 retains the same airframe and engines as the Mirage 2000 and therefore features the same outstanding performance, ruggedness and service-life characteristics. It is characterised by a high mission-readiness, as demonstrated by several real war operation. Its ability to operate autonomously facilitates deployment with a minimum support.
Over 1,000,000 flying hours have been logged. Throughout this experience, it is important to note that, thanks to an exceptional electrical flight control system, not a single aircraft has been destroyed due to a loss of control.