Aircraft Photo of QA-98 | Dassault Mirage 2000-5EDA | Qatar - Air Force |
Registration / Serial:QA-98
Aircraft Original Type:Dassault Mirage 2000
Aircraft Generic Type:Dassault Mirage 2000
Aircraft Version:Dassault Mirage 2000-5EDA
Operator / Titles:Qatar - Air Force
Unit Markings:7 sqn
C/n (msn):
City / Airport:Chania - SoudaMap
Airport Codes:ICAO: LGSA   IATA: CHQ   Local: -   Other: -
Photo Date:11 May 2011
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID: 119119
Photographer's Remark

Operating Libyan dawn brought deployments to the Mediterranean area. The one at Souda (Crete, Greece) was the most interesting one. The multi-state NATO-led coalition began a military intervention - named Operation Unified Protector - in and over Libya. The Qatari Emeri Air Force deployed five Mirage 5EDAs and one 5DDA. This 5EDA is seen fully armed with air-to-air missiles. The QEAF only flew Combat Air Patrols (air defence) during the operation, to prevent Libyan military aircraft to take off. They always flew in formation with French Mirage 2000s as Qatar was not used to NATO operations.

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