Sunday, March 21, 2010

Taiwan Compensated For Flaws In Mirage 2000-5 Fighter Jets

Taiwan's air force said March 21 that it had received more than $3 million worth of parts and maintenance service because of a flaw in the island's French-made Mirage fighter fleet.The Air Force had been effectively compensated in November over cracks in the blades of several Mirage engines, which had prompted the Air Force to reduce the time of training and various flight missions for the fleet."Since then, the combat readiness rate of the Mirage fleet has rebounded to reach the standards targeted by the defense ministry," the air force said.Dassault Aviation makes the jet, but it was another firm responsible for the engines that paid the costs, the Air Force said, without elaborating.Taiwan's air force has 56 Mirages...........................Full Story

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