Harrier GR7

Defence written question – answered on 27th March 2007.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the future of (a) the Royal Navy's fleet air arm and (b) the role of the Harrier GR7 aircraft; and whether there are any proposals to replace the existing Harrier aircraft.

Photo of Adam Ingram Adam Ingram Minister of State (Armed Forces), Ministry of Defence

holding answer 23 March 2007

The fleet air arm will remain a vital element of the Royal Navy and will continue to be equipped with a range of highly capable aircraft fulfilling a variety of operational roles. The Harrier GR7 is a combat aircraft which is optimised for ground attack operations. The GR7 is currently undergoing a series of major improvements which will see the aircraft redesignated as the Harrier GR9.

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