01/31/2008. In April 1981 Dassault-Breguet launched the Mirage III NG
(Nouvelle Génération). Using the Mirage IIIE airframe the aircraft
featured canards fitted to the air-intakes, highly-swept wing root
leading edge extensions, in-flight refueling probe, fly-by-wire
controls and a SNECMA Atar 9K-50 turbojet, producing 15,873 lb (7,200
kg) s.t with full afterburner. Although the changes showed improved
performance, no production orders were placed.