The Mirage 2000 has been in service since 1984 with production ending in 2007 when the final aircraft was delivered to the Hellenic Air Force. The Mirage 2000-5F was supposed to be an export variant but the company didn’t receive enough demand from the French Air Force to make it viable so existing aircraft were upgraded. In 1993 it was decided to upgrade present aircraft and in 1997 work began with the first 2000-5F being delivered in 2000. In 2011 2000-5F’s were engaged in action in Libya.
In the spring of 1997 the RoCAF began receiving the first of 60 French built Mirage 2000-5s with the last aircraft arriving in late 1998. The Mirage 2000-5s main task was high altitude offshore interception. At first the Mirage 2000-5 was a formidable aircraft with Active Radar and MAGIC II IR AAM’s but as time went on newer aircraft were faster and lighter and suited for adaptation of new weaponry so the 2000-5 time is almost over with Taiwan seeking new aircraft to replace it.