What is an RDI radar?

What is an RDI radar?

Radar Doppler Multitarget (RDY in its French acronym) is a multimode Look-down/shoot-down Pulse-Doppler radar designed by Thomson-CSF (now Thales) for the Mirage 2000-5 fighter. Thomson has claimed that the original RDY outperformed the AN/APG-66/68 of the F-16 and the AN/APG-65 of the F/A-18 Hornet.

What generation is the Mirage 2000?

The Dassault Mirage 2000 is a French multirole, single-engine, fourth-generation jet fighter manufactured by Dassault Aviation. It was designed in the late 1970s as a lightweight fighter to replace the Mirage III for the French Air Force (Armée de l’air).

What does the RDY do on the Mirage 2000?

The original RDI/ RDM radars on the Mirage 2000 only worked in air-to-air mode. The RDY was designed to add air-to-ground modes, in particular the ability to control Exocet and Kormoran 2 anti-shipping missiles.

How much did it cost to develop the Mirage 2000 RDM?

Thomson funded development of the RDM from the Cyrano IV at a cost of FFr 350m (~US$50m); the RDI air intercept derivative was funded by the French government. The RDM was intended for export Mirage 2000’s and the first 50 for the French Air Force; the remaining 150 French Mirage 2000C’s would have the RDI.

Is the Mirage 2000N still in service?

The Mirage 2000N was finally retired from service in 2000, the nuclear strike role having been taken up by the next-generation Dassault Rafale — which also took over the air-superiority role from the Mirage 2000C, though the 2000C remains in service. BACK_TO_TOP [5] MIRAGE 2000D CONVENTIONAL STRIKE VARIANT

What is a Mirage 2000E export variant?

[3] MIRAGE 2000E EXPORT VARIANTS * “Mirage 2000E” was a blanket designation for a series of export variants of the Mirage 2000, with the aircraft actually having a wide range of different designations, depending on the customer nation.