Han and said that Taiwan intends to sell due to high maintenance costs half Mirage 2000
The article said that Mirage-2000 fighter maintenance costs high, far more than the U.S. F-16 fighters.
LONDON January 27 news: United States UPI Asia Online on the 25th and defense editor Andrei Chang Han published article says, the French Mirage-2000 fighter maintenance costs high, far more than the U.S. F -16 fighters, the army intends to sell half of Taiwan’s Mirage 2000 fighters.
United Arab Emirates in November 2009 during the Dubai Air Show, said the UAE Air Force is considering selling its purchased from the French Mirage 2000 fighters, the main reason is the high cost of aircraft maintenance. Andrei Chang said, when its Mirage 2000-5 fighters on the maintenance costs to the Air Force senior officers from the Taiwan question, the official said: “There is no question that Taiwan Mirage 2000-5 fighters prepare an excellent state.”
senior military officer said, according to the Air Force, Air Force and the French Dassault Aviation have signed a contract manufacturer, spare parts supply without any problems. Moreover, the long-term logistical support has been implemented in accordance with the agreement. However, this long ago, Taiwan media have reported that the Air Force Mirage 2000-5 fighter’s performance is not very satisfactory. Taiwan media reported that nearly half of the high maintenance costs to the state aircraft is not reliable, the Taiwan Air Force is considering selling its half of the Mirage 2000-5 fighters.
said Andrei Chang, from Taiwan’s Air Force 737 Air Wing to get the booklet lists the Air Force self-defense fighter, F-16 and Mirage 2000-5 fighters, ground service station costs. This 3 aircraft ground service station followed by the production and procurement costs of $ 37,500, $ 78,000 and $ 234,000. In other words, Mirage 2000-5 fighters is the cost of ground service station F-16 fighter three times.
Taiwan Air Force Mirage 2000-5 fighters responsible for line maintenance of authoritative sources have said the parts supply is no problem, but the cost of these parts is the F-16 parts 2 times the and more. It is for this reason, Taiwan can not quickly obtain the relevant parts.
As for the fuel problems, according to Andrei Chang said that with the F-16 fighter at the same height range under the same conditions, Mirage 2000-5 aircraft fuel consumption is at least the former 1.5.
Navy’s senior military officers from Taiwan Andrei Chang also answered questions about their “Lafayette” (LaFayette) class frigate of the problem. According to the senior officers said that all matters relating to progress smoothly, but, “Lafayette” class frigates will be, “Perry” (Perry) class frigates separate combat mission.
However, Andrei Chang pointed out that their visit had left camp three times a naval base, at least every three or four, “Lafayette” class frigate docked there, and there are only a few ” Perry ‘class frigate. Andrei Chang inferred that the high cost of spare parts and fuel, so that the “Raphael” class frigate of the actual attendance as “Perry” class frigates.
Finally, Andrei Chang said, “Raphael” class frigate should accept the overhaul and upgrade early, the Taiwan Navy sources said, Taiwan has not yet made the class frigate is equipped with ship-to-air missile vertical launch transmitter program. Previously, Taiwan’s “Defense Ministry” had planned to “Raphael” class frigate is equipped with domestic TK1/2 ship-to-air missiles, but apparently not its recent implementation of the plan. (Compiled: Spring)