First Mirage F1M Jet In Digitized Camouflage Scheme Destined For Aggressor Duty

First Mirage F1M Jet In Digitized Camouflage Scheme Destined For Aggressor Duty
The Draken’s first Mirage F1M. (Image credit: Draken /José M. Ramos).

In 2017, Draken International announced the procurement of 22 Mirage F1M and F1B fighter jets. Previously flown by the Spanish Air Force, these aircraft will join Draken’s existing fleet of radar-equipped Douglas A-4K Skyhawks and Aero Vodochody L-159E “Honey Badger” fighter jets to support Draken’s Nellis AFB ADAIR contract which provides adversary training for the USAF Weapons School, Red Flag exercises, operational test support, RTU support, and Combat Air Forces abroad.

on JULY 8, 2018, photos of the unpacking process popped up on Draken’s Facebook page, with the F1’s svelte frame being shipped on cradles inside of long wooden crates.

https://www.facebook.com/drakenintl/posts/1153561054786933

Later on November 16, 2019, Draken unviels first Mirage F1M jet destined for aggressor role

https://www.facebook.com/drakenintl/posts/1536862119790156

The aircraft sports a digitized desert camouflage that is inspired by the modern digital patterns also sported by the Russian aircraft but also reminds of the color scheme of the South African Air Force Mirage F1CZ.

The upgraded Mirage F1s are high-end adversaries that can be extremely useful for training both 4th and 5th generation fighter pilots. These fast combat-proven jets bring supersonic speed and good radar to the fight, representing a further enhancement to the capabilities offered in the air-to-air scenario (and not only in that one).

The aircraft sports a digitized desert camouflage that is inspired by the modern digital patterns also sported by the Russian aircraft but also reminds of the color scheme of the South African Air Force Mirage F1CZ.

The upgraded Mirage F1s are high-end adversaries that can be extremely useful for training both 4th and 5th generation fighter pilots. These fast combat-proven jets bring supersonic speed and good radar to the fight, representing a further enhancement to the capabilities offered in the air-to-air scenario (and not only in that one).

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