All 44 Harrier aircraft currently in service with the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force have been upgraded from the GR7 to the GR9 variant. In addition, there are 14 GR9 and 6 GR7 aircraft currently awaiting decisions on disposal and one GR9 aircraft engaged on trials with QinetiQ.
The number of Harrier aircraft retired from service since 1997 are listed in the following table. All of these aircraft have been scrapped unless otherwise shown:
|Year||Number of Aircraft|
1 Aircraft has been sold.
2 Two aircraft have been cannibalised for spares but not yet scrapped.
3 One aircraft has been sold.
4 As at