Developed jointly by Britain and France from an initial concept of light trainer and close-support aircraft. Has sold overseas, to Ecuador, India and Oman. The RAF version has more avionics than the French, with integrated nav/attack and laser ranger. The GR.1 saw a lot of action in the Gulf War, painted desert pink and carrying overwing Sidewinder missiles. The Jaguar lacks one vital component, radar. It does however possess a computer system which allows waypoint co-ordinates to be entered before the start of the mission. Thereafter, a moving map display presents the aircraft's projected position to the pilot, and this can be manually corrected as the mission proceeds.
The Jaguar is being kept alive by a series of upgrades, including Have Quick radios, the TIALD system, wide angle HUD, liquid crystal displays and helmet mounted sight, and improved navigation including GPS.
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Nation of Orgin: England / France
Constructor: SEPECAT - British Aerospace & Dassault-Breguet consortium
Crew: 1 (2 in trainer)
Length: 55ft 2.5in (16.83m)
Height: 16ft 1½in (4.92m)
Wing span: 28ft 6in (8.69m)
Wing area: 260sqft (24.18m²)
Max t-o weight: 34,612lb (15,700kg)
Engine: two Rolls-Royce/Turboméca Adour 104 afterburning turbofans, rated 8,400lb (3,810kg) thrust each
Max speed: 1,055mph (1,700km/h)
Ceiling: 45,930ft (14,000m)
Range: 530miles (852km)
Armament: Two 30mm Aden / DEFA 553 guns; up to 10,000lb (4,500kg) stores including Matra 550 Magic and AIM-9 Sidewinder AAMs, GP 1,000lb and BL.755 cluster bombs, Paveway II Mk 13/18 1,000lb smart bomb, Harpoon, Kormoran and AM.39 Exocet anti-ship missile, AJ168 TV Martel and AS.30L ASMs, SNEB 68mm & 100mm rockets, Durandal anti-runway weapon and Alarm anti-radar missile