The French Mirage 2000 is one of the best 4th generation fighters in the world. Their combat capability is even better than the American F-16 and the Russian MiG-29 in some parameters.
The five-day Han Kuang exercise began on the morning of September 13 in the eastern part of Taiwan, where the Air Self-Defense Force’s F-16V and Mirage 2000-5 fighters took off, drills were focused on testing the military’s preservation and maintenance of combat capabilities in the event of a full-scale Chinese invasion.
The drills come during a month in which 19 Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone, and in the wake of Chinese exercises that analysts say were intended to simulate an invasion across the Taiwan Strait. Taipei is responding by pouring money into missiles and other investments that it hopes will help level an uneven playing field.
In the payroll of the island of Taiwan, there are currently 3 main fighter lines of which the Mirage 2000-5 is made by France, the F-16 is made by the US and finally the domestic fighter series AIDC F-CK-1.