Brazil Buys 12 Mirage Fighthers
Brazil will buy 12 used Mirage 2000 aircrafts from the French army for US$100m. A modest investment if compared with the recent acquisitions made by the air forces of neighboring countries Chile and Venezuela, that just acquired fleets of 10 F-16 Block 50 and 24 Su-30MKII fighters respectively.
The first two Mirages will arrive to Brazil on time for the independence day parade on September the 7th. Military analysts consider the Mirage fleet obsolete and think that Brazil is losing air power to Chile and Venezuela.