Airframe has a certain amount of life. IAF started receiving them from 1986 I think. The first MLU started operations in 2016 I think. That's 30 years.Dassault secures 14-year Mirage 2000 maintenance deal for French air force
Dassault Aviation has been awarded a long-term contract to maintain the French air force's Mirage 2000-series combat aircraft until their retirement next decade.www.flightglobal.com
So France is planning to use Mirage 2000 till 2036 at least and here a few members are contemplating replacement of Mirage 2k after 2030.
Now wonder if French Air force is considering MLU with AESA radar and spectra EW.....
The MLU adds about 15 more years. That's around 2030. 45 years of service is more than enough. The newer ones will service till 2035s.