France is considering the possibility of transferring Dassault Mirage fighter jets to Ukraine and training Ukrainian pilots in Poland, the country’s Minister of the Armed Forces, Sébastien Lecornu, revealed during a hearing in the French Senate on February 28.
Senator Philippe Follio asked Lecornu whether it is planned to transfer 12 Mirage 2000Cs which were placed out of service last summer to the Ukrainian Air Force. In turn, Senator Joël Harriot-Millam asked if it was true that Ukrainian pilots were going to be trained on the fighter jets in Poland.
The minister did not confirm the transfer of the planes or the training of pilots. However, he said that the West is currently working on transferring more ammunition to Ukraine.
At the same time, he admitted that “negotiations are underway with the Ukrainians regarding fighter jets and training.” The minister recalled the words of President Emmanuel Macron that there are no taboos.
Lecornu clarified that difficulties with the transfer of fighter jets to Ukraine are related to logistics, training, and maintenance capabilities.
The French Air and Space Force is currently operating 195 fighter jets, including 96 Rafale and 24 Mirage 2000-5F, and 68 Mirage-2000D. Last June, France decommissioned and stored its last 12 Mirage 2000Cs.
The Mirage 2000C features an upgraded radar, an identification friend or foe system as well as the ability to carry air-to-ground weapons, including rocket pods and different types of bombs. The fighter jet can also be armed with Exocet anti-ship missiles.
France became one of the main arms suppliers to Kiev forces after the start of the Russian special military operation in Ukraine last year. Paris has so far provided howitzers, armored vehicles, air defense systems and anti-tank missiles.
Western efforts to rebuild the Ukrainian Air Force gained momentum in the last few months. The United Kingdom and Poland have already agreed to train Ukrainian pilots. However, no country has made the decision to supply fighter jets as of yet.
MACRON not France In france we go to war without national debate, without vote in the Houses, without any kind of acceptation from the country
With French pilots probably..
You mean cucky niggers, sissy rumanians or inbred kebabs? There are no French in France.
Shit is shit!
Maybe some … some from Egypt , the EUA , Greece … the 2000 is a plane very well distributed :)
even if maybe they send the, 12 pcs. of 40 year old planes will change zero, because anyway a joke for all russian su27, mig29, mig31, su34, su35…..
I am happy to work with the French small business structure which pays the least possible taxes.
Oh boy…. another inbred muzlim pretending to be French and giving lessons on scamming 😆🖕
Target practising for S-400.
For S-125 instead.
Insane, these Moth–rf-ckers are definitely controlled, because there is no way any NATO fighter jets would last any amount of time. The 300 + aircraft haven’t been of any use over this theater of war. Tells you these Natostan psychopaths are desperate and like the bank robbers held up inn a bank with hostages.
France needs a proper arse kicking. You know when this is over Putin will forget none of this treachery and all will NEVER be forgiven
No match for S-300 and S-400 anti aircraft systems, they won’t survive.
Ze plane fly in ze sky, ze plane fall from ze sky.
Let’s see NATO electronics and fire control, compatible with Russian era land based electronics? They will need long, clean runways, too.
Nice virtue signaling by the French. No more storage and maintenance costs.
These Mirages are great airplanes for the Ukrops, problem is that this conflict is not happening in 1995 but 2023. These things are easy targets for the S400.
We in the “europe” have to take out our zio-infected regimes !!! We the people are now the victimes from another zio-yankee war. We the people, our financies are bleeding to the exorbitant prices for energy provoced by tne zionist speculations. We the people have to free ourselves from the parasites who took control sins 1945. La Françe doit se lever et exposer la tete du roitelet macaron premier sur une pique sous l arque de triomphe.
The locations of training facilities being used by nato in West Europe to train Kiev military are known to Russian intelligence services along with the actors involved in arranging and facilitating those bases. Should this conflict expand as a result of natos’s actions then the base’s being used in Poland Germany and other Western European countries would become redundant overnight
That’s a great idea send them against the best air defences in the world. Whos gonna fly these things?and where are the landing strips gonna be, in Poland? because the Russians will destroy them on the ground in any part of ukrain. Just another hairbrained scheme