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Privately owned company Draken International continues to buy military aircraft

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The American private company Draken International recently announced the acquisition of 20, French fighter Dassault Mirage F.1M and two combat training Sparks Mirage F.1BМ, which were decommissioned from the Spanish Air Force. bmpd.




After this transaction, the total number of military aircraft owned by the company exceeded 100 units.

Recall, the company Draken International is based in Lakeland (Florida) and specializes in providing the Pentagon and other military customers with services to simulate the enemy in air combat training, as air targets, etc.

The company began its activity in 2011 with the acquisition of the “demilitarized” former Douglas A-3L Skyhawk, formerly retired from the US Navy, and 4 Aero L-5 Albatros training aircraft purchased on the commercial market.

"To date, apart 22 acquired former Spanish Dassault Mirage F.1M / B Draken International Company has 13 aircraft Douglas A-4K / TA-4K Skyhawk, 21 Aero L-159E ALCA, 9 Aermacchi MB-339CV, 30 MiG -21bis and MiG-21UM, and six Aero L-39 Albatros. Aircraft take off from 12 bases in the United States, ”the report says.

The Spanish Mirage F.1M acquired by the company were finally decommissioned from the Air Force in 2013, after which they were stored at the Albacete air base.
Photos used:
Phil Adkin / www.eurodemobbed.org.uk
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  1. Non liberoid Russian
    Non liberoid Russian 15 November 2017 14: 42
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    prepare for weak opponents in advance ...
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon 15 November 2017 15: 02
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      Quote: Not a liberoid Russian
      prepare for weak opponents in advance ...

      That’s who we would have found and kept for airborne descendants in flight condition, and not in the form of dummies in Monino.
  2. Going
    Going 15 November 2017 14: 43
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    A kind of hobby, and they will do business on what, ride on the existing museum exhibits?
    1. DenZ
      DenZ 16 November 2017 08: 42
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      Yeah, they will ride bearded jihadists or suicide bombers. Then do not go to the grandmother that terrorist attacks using these machines will begin soon. "Collectors" - no need to be naive. Collection is frozen money. I think there is also something to train for amers.
  3. san4es
    san4es 15 November 2017 15: 39
    +3
    Draken International is based in Lakeland (Florida) and specializes in providing the Pentagon and other military customers with services to simulate the enemy in training air battles, as air targets, etc.

  4. faiver
    faiver 15 November 2017 17: 33
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    twink-xnumx? what kind of opponent are they imitating?
    1. gromoboj
      gromoboj 16 November 2017 18: 09
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      As of 2016, the DPRK has about 150 MIG-21
  5. gromoboj
    gromoboj 16 November 2017 18: 08
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    For provocations you can use.
    For example, if MIG-21 rams some kind of vessel near Korea, everyone will be "clear" who is to blame. They won’t even understand.