Defence Sector – DPP, Missions, Schemes, Security Forces, etc.

Navy to bid adieu to Sea Harriers

  1. Context: Harriers fighter aircraft is to be replaced by Indian Naval Air Squadron 300 (INAS 300)
  2. The MiG 29K/Kub fighters will also be inducted
  3. The sea harriers was inducted in 1983 & has dominated the sky protecting the fleet from foreign Long Range Maritime Patrol aircraft
  4. Sea Harrier is a naval Short/Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VSTOL) jet fighter
  5. It is designed and manufactured by the British Aerospace
  6. Features: Ability of vertical takeoff, landing, Air to Air refueling, fitted with anti-ship Sea Eagle missile
  7. History: Was used in operation Vijay and Parakram & also in Falklands War (1982)
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