Sea Harrier FA2 is a modified and updated version of the Royal Navy’s Sea Harrier FRS1 fighter, reconnaissance and strike aircraft, equipped with the Blue Vixen multi-mode, pulse doppler radar and AMRAAM. This combination of long range detection and simultaneous engagement of multiple targets at Beyond Visual Range is a potent enhancement to maritime all-weather defences.
|Sea Harrier FA2|
It could carry a combination of armaments, including air-to-air missiles, air-to-surface antiship missiles, rockets, and bombs. Ground-attack versions of the Harrier could carry two 30-millimetre cannons as well
as rockets and bombs. The Sea Harrier saw combat in the British campaign during the Falkland Islands War of 1982. A larger and heavier version built for the U.S. Marines was used for both air defense and support of ground forces.