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Encyclopedia > SEPECAT Jaguar
Jaguar
Jaguar
Type ground attack
Manufacturer SEPECAT (Bréguet/BAC)
Maiden flight September 8, 1968
Introduced 1973
Primary users Royal Air Force
Armée de l'Air
Indian Air Force

The SEPECAT Jaguar is an Anglo-French ground attack aircraft still in service with several export customers, notably the Indian Air Force and the Royal Air Force of Oman. It was among the first major Anglo-French military aircraft programs. The aircraft served as one of the French Air Force's main strike/attack aircraft until July 1, 2005 (when it was replaced by Dassault Rafale) and with the Royal Air Force until the end of April 2007. The RAF aircraft flew their last operational sorties on April 30, 2007 when it ceased to be a deployable force element and when No.6 Squadron "down-declared", though flying continued. At least two aircraft continued to fly with QinetiQ at Boscombe Down after No.6 Squadron's withdrawal. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2320 × 1740 pixel, file size: 1. ... An aerospace manufacturer is a company or individual involved in the various aspects of designing, building, testing, selling, and maintaining aircraft, aircraft parts, missiles, rockets, and/or spacecraft. ... Formerly named Societé des Avions Marcel Bloch or MB, the Dassault Aviation is a French aircraft manufacturer of military, regional and business jets. ... The British Aircraft Corporation, or BAC, was a British aircraft manufacturer, formed from the merger (under government pressure) of English Electric Aviation Ltd. ... The Maiden flight of an aircraft is the first occasion on which an aircraft leaves the ground of its own accord. ... is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1968 Gregorian calendar. ... The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the air force branch of the British Armed Forces. ... The French Air Force is the air force branch of the French Armed Forces. ... The Indian Air Force (भारतीय वायु सेना : Bharatiya Vayu Sena) is the air-arm of the Armed Forces of India and has the prime responsibility of conducting aerial warfare and securing the Indian airspace. ... UK redirects here. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Indian Air Force (भारतीय वायु सेना : Bharatiya Vayu Sena) is the air-arm of the Armed Forces of India and has the prime responsibility of conducting aerial warfare and securing the Indian airspace. ... The Royal Air Force of Oman is the air arm of the Sultan of Omans Armed Forces Mainly supported by the United Kingdom and the Royal Air Force Fighter Aircraft SEPECAT Jaguar BAC Strikemaster Transport Aircraft C-130 Hercules Shorts Skyvan De Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou Helicopters Westland... The French Air Force is the air force branch of the French Armed Forces. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The logo of the Dassault Rafale program. ... The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the air force branch of the British Armed Forces. ... is the 120th day of the year (121st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... QinetiQ (LSE: QQ.) (pronounced kÄ­-nÄ•tÄ­k, as in kinetic energy) is a British defence technology company, formed from the greater part of the former government agency DERA when it was split up in June 2001 (with the smaller part becoming Dstl). ... MoD Boscombe Down is an aircraft testing site located south of Amesbury, Wiltshire, England. ...

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Background

The Jaguar program began in the early 1960s, in response to a British requirement for an advanced supersonic jet trainer, and a French need for a cheap, subsonic dual role trainer and attack aircraft with good short field performance. From these apparently disparate aims would come a single and entirely different aircraft: relatively high-tech, supersonic, and optimised for ground attack in a high-threat environment. It was planned as a replacement for the RAF Hawker Hunter and the Armée de l'Air F-100 Super Sabre. Sixteen Hunters of the RAF Black Arrows perform aerobatics at the Farnborough Air Show, England. ... F-100A Super Sabre The North American F-100 Super Sabre was a jet fighter aircraft that served with the USAF from 1954 to 1971 and with the ANG until 1979. ...


Cross-channel negotiations led to the formation of SEPECAT (the Société Européenne de Production de l'Avion d'École de Combat et d'Appui Tactique) in 1966 as a joint venture between Bréguet -now Dassault Aviation- and the British Aircraft Corporation to produce the airframe, and a separate teaming of Rolls-Royce and Turboméca to develop the Adour afterburning turbofan engine. Though based in part on the Breguet 121, using the same basic configuration and an innovative French designed landing gear, the Jaguar as built also incorporated major elements designed by BAC - notably the wing and high lift devices. The Société des Ateliers dAviation Louis Bréguet, a former French aircraft manufacturer, was set up in 1911 by aviation pioneer Louis Charles Breguet. ... Dassault-Breguet/Dornier Alpha Jet of the UK defence technology organisation QinetiQ Dassault Aviation is a French aircraft manufacturer of military, regional and business jets. ... The British Aircraft Corporation, or BAC, was a British aircraft manufacturer, formed from the merger (under government pressure) of English Electric Aviation Ltd. ... Rolls-Royce plc is a British aircraft engine maker; the second-largest in the world, behind General Electric Aviation. ... Founded in 1938, Turbomeca is one of the leading manufacturers of low and medium-power gas turbine for helicopters. ... RAF Jaguars Adour The Adour jet engine is a two-shaft turbofan developed by Rolls-Royce/Turbomeca, a joint subsidiary of Rolls-Royce (UK) and Turbomeca (France). ...


The first of 8 prototypes flew on September 8, 1968. It was an orthodox single-seat, swept-wing, twin-engine design but with tall landing gear. It had a maximum take-off weight in the 15 tonne class and could manage a combat radius on internal fuel alone of 850 km. Maximum speed was Mach 1.6 (Mach 1.1 at sea level) and hardpoints were fitted for an external weapons load of up to 10 000 lb (4 500 kg). is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1968 Gregorian calendar. ...


Service

The Armée de l'Air took delivery of the first production Jaguar in 1973, one of an eventual 160 single-seat Jaguar As. For type conversion training, France also took 40 of the two-seat Jaguar E. After Breguet was purchased by Dassault, the proposed Jaguar M variant, a carrier version for the French Aeronavale, was cancelled in favor of the Dassault Super Étendard. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2288x1712, 611 KB) Sepecat Jaguar GR3A of the RAF, at Kemble Airfield, Gloucestershire, England. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2288x1712, 611 KB) Sepecat Jaguar GR3A of the RAF, at Kemble Airfield, Gloucestershire, England. ... Dassault-Breguet/Dornier Alpha Jet of the UK defence technology organisation QinetiQ Dassault Aviation is a French aircraft manufacturer of military, regional and business jets. ... The Aviation Navale (Naval Air Force) of the French Navy includes 162 airplanes (138 of them combat-capable) and 6 800 men, both civilians and military personel. ... The Dassault Super Étendard is a French carrier-borne strike fighter in service with the French and Argentine Navy. ...


The RAF accepted delivery of the first of 165 single-seat Jaguar GR.1s (or Jaguar S) with 54(F) squadron in 1974. These were supplemented by 35 two-seat trainers, the Jaguar T2 (or Jaguar B according to the manufacturer's designation). The Jaguar S and B had a much more comprehensive nav/attack system than the A and E models used by the Armée de l'Air, and used 30 mm Aden cannon instead of 30 mm DEFA 553s. Some RAF Jaguars were used for rapid deployment and regional reinforcement, operating with the Coltishall wing, and others flew in the nuclear strike role from RAF Bruggen. The latter aircraft were the RAF's only single-seat strike platforms, and were soon replaced by Tornados.


In December 1983 75 RAF Jaguars were updated to the GR.1A and T.2A standard with FIN1064 navigation and attack systems replacing the original NAVWASS. At about the same time, most were also re-engined with Adour 104 engines. In 1994, ten GR.1As and two T.2As were upgraded with the capability to carry the TIALD laser designator pod and redesignated GR.1B or T.2B respectively. BAE TIALD pod on Panavia Tornado TIALD, the Thermal Imaging Airborne Laser Designator pod, is manfactured by BAE SYSTEMS and is the UKs laser designator for laser-guided bombs. ...


The upgraded GR.3A (also known as Jaguar 97) introduced fleet-wide TIALD LDP compatibility, provision for the EO GP1 (JRP) digital reconnaissance pod, a helmet mounted sight, a glass cockpit with a large AMLCD display and a new HUD, a new hand controller and stick top, GPS, TERPROM Terrain Referenced Navigation, an Improved Data Modem datalink, and improved Night vision goggles compatibility. The interim GR.3 (Jaguar 96) was delivered in three standards, for recce, attack and TIALD, but all were converted to Jaguar 97/GR.3A standards. All GR.3As were subsequently re-engined with the new Adour 106 turbofan. A number of T.2 trainers were also upgraded to Jaguar 96 standard and redesignated T.4. Over fifty GPS satellites such as this NAVSTAR have been launched since 1978. ... TERPROM is a military navigation system used on aricraft and missiles which uses stored digital elevation data combined with navigation system and radar altimeter inputs to compute the location of the aircraft or missile above the surface of the earth. ... Experimental night vision goggles. ...

Jaguar of the Indian Air Force during Cope Thunder exercise in Alaska.

Jaguars were also sold with some success, to a number of overseas countries. The largest single customer was the Republic of India which purchased about 40 of these aircraft and also acquired the license to manufacture 100 of them indigenously. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, India's leading aerospace agency, manufactured 100 Jaguars under the name Shamsher. The Jaguar International was an export version which was sold to Ecuador, Nigeria and Oman. Oman's Jaguars have been brought to full GR3A standards and serve with No.s 8 and 20 Squadrons. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 521 pixelsFull resolution (3008 × 1960 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 521 pixelsFull resolution (3008 × 1960 pixel, file size: 1. ... The Indian Air Force (भारतीय वायु सेना : Bharatiya Vayu Sena) is the air-arm of the Armed Forces of India and has the prime responsibility of conducting aerial warfare and securing the Indian airspace. ... Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is a major aerospace company under the Ministry of Defence headquartered in Bangalore, India. ...


The Jaguar saw combat during the Gulf War, with the Armée de l'Air and RAF, the Balkan wars with the RAF, the Kosovo War with the Armée de l'Air and the Kargil War with the Indian Air Force. Combatants United States Saudi Arabia Egypt United Kingdom & US-led Coalition Republic of Iraq Commanders Norman Schwarzkopf Khalid bin Sultan Saddam Hussein Strength 883,863 360,000 Casualties 240 killed in action, 776 wounded, 30 taken prisoner At least 183,000 victims of the Gulf War syndrome Est. ... The term Kosovo War or Kosovo Conflict is often used to describe two sequential and at times parallel armed conflicts (a civil war followed by an international war) in the southern Serbian province called Kosovo (officially Kosovo and Metohia), part of the former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. ... Combatants India Pakistan, Kashmiri secessionists, Islamic militants (Foreign Fighters) Strength 30,000 5,000 Casualties Indian Official Figures: 527 killed,[1][2][3] 1,363 wounded[4] 1 POW Pakistani Estimates: 357–4,000+ killed[5][6] (Pakistan troops) 665+ soldiers wounded[5] 8 POWs. ...


One Jaguar was converted into the Jaguar Active Control Technology (ACT) with fly-by-wire controls and aerodynamic alterations to the airframe. The aerodynamic instability improved maneuverability and test data was used for the Eurofighter development. A flight control system consists of the flight control surfaces, the respective cockpit controls, connecting linkage, and necessary operating mechanisms to control aircraft in flight The basic fundamentals of aircraft controls has been explained in aeronautics. ... The Eurofighter Typhoon is a twin-engine multi-role canard-delta fighter aircraft, very similar to the US-German Rockwell-MBB X-31 prototype and designed and built by a consortium of European nations formed in 1983. ...


Replacement

The aircraft has been updated several times and remains in front-line service with India and Oman. It is to be replaced by the Eurofighter Typhoon in the RAF and the Rafale in the Armée de l'Air. India plans to replace its Jaguar fleet by the Medium Combat Aircraft. “EF2000” redirects here. ... The logo of the Dassault Rafale program. ... MCA speculative drawing The twin-engined Medium Combat Aircraft (MCA) is a stealth 5th generation strike aircraft being developed by India. ...


Demands by the UK Treasury demanding cuts in the defence budget led to reports that the Jaguar was a possible candidate for early retirement. Announcing plans for the future of the British military on July 21, 2004 Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon detailed plans to withdraw the Jaguar by 2007. An expected date of October 2007 for the out of service date (OSD) was brought forward at just five days notice to 30th April 2007.[1] The new eastern entrance to HM Treasury HM Treasury, in full Her Majestys Treasury, informally The Treasury, is the United Kingdom government department responsible for developing and executing the UK Governments financial and economic policy. ... is the 202nd day of the year (203rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Geoff Hoon (right) at Pentagon briefing Geoffrey William Geoff Hoon (born December 6, 1953) is a British politician. ...


Critics say the aircraft was near the end of its service life and did not have all the capabilities required of a front line jet. Proponents argued that the aircraft was recently updated and was the most cost effective of all the RAF's fast jet force.


India on the other hand is modernizing its current Jaguar fleet and also placed an order for 29 additional upgraded Jaguar IM aircraft from Hindustan Aeronautics in 2005. The Medium Combat Aircraft (MCA) is expected to go under mass production in 2015 and will replace India's Jaguar fleet. The India Air Force which operates two different types of Rolls Royce/Turbomeca engines, Mk804E and Mk811 (produced under license by HAL) will possibly be upgrading their Mk811 engines to the Mk821 which will combine a number of thrust and reliability improvements gained from the RAF Jaguar experience in the last 5 years. This will allow the Indian Air Force to have a more capable aircraft at medium and high level sortie profiles where most of the flying is carried out. The engines may also share similar components to the Adour Mk871 which has been fitted to the Indian Air Force Hawk supplied by BAES. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is a major aerospace company under the Ministry of Defence based in Bangalore, India. ...


Overwing pylons

The Jaguar International (in common with the Lightning) has provision for overwing pylons. Mounted on the Jaguar they are used for short-range air-to-air missiles, such as the Matra R550 Magic or the AIM-9 Sidewinder (see photo). This option frees up the under-wing pylons for other weapons and stores. RAF Jaguars gained overwing pylons in the build up to Operation Granby in 1990, but French Jaguars were not modified. The RAF's Jaguar 97s were wired for the carriage of ASRAAM on the overwing launchers, but clearance of this weapon was never completed due to funding cuts. The English Electric Lightning (later the BAC Lightning) was a supersonic fighter aircraft of the Cold War era, particularly remembered for its great speed and natural metal exterior. ... Mécanique Avion TRAction or Matra is a French company covering a wide range of activities mainly related to aeronautics and weaponry which today operates as the Lagardère Group. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The AIM-9 Sidewinder is a heat-seeking, short-range, air-to-air missile carried by fighter aircraft and recently, certain gunship helicopters. ... C Company, 1 STAFFS, in a live firing exercise, during Operation Granby, 6 January 1991. ...


Variants

A Jaguar T.Mk 4 two seat trainer of the Royal Air Force
A Jaguar T.Mk 4 two seat trainer of the Royal Air Force
  • Jaguar A : Single-seat all-weather tactical strike, ground-attack fighter version for the French Air Force.
  • Jaguar B or Jaguar T.Mk 2 : Two-seat training version for the RAF.
    • Jaguar T.Mk 2A : Jaguar T.Mk 2 upgrade similar to GR.Mk 1A (see below).
    • Jaguar T.Mk 2B : two Jaguar T.Mk 2A aircraft given TIALD capability.
    • Jaguar T.Mk 4 : Jaguar T.Mk 2A upgraded to Jaguar 96 standard.
  • Jaguar E : Two-seat training version for the French Air Force.
  • Jaguar S or Jaguar GR.Mk 1 : Single-seat all-weather tactical strike, ground-attack fighter version for the RAF.
    • Jaguar GR.Mk 1A : Jaguar GR.Mk 1 with navigation, chaff/flare, ECM and Sidewinder capability upgrades
    • Jaguar GR.Mk 1B : Ten GR.Mk 1 aircraft modified to carry TIALD pods.
    • Jaguar GR.Mk 3 : Jaguar 96 avionics upgrade to GR.Mk 1A/B.
    • Jaguar GR.Mk 3A : Jaguar 97 avionics upgrade to GR.Mk 3.
  • Jaguar M : Single-seat naval strike prototype for the French Navy.
  • Jaguar Active Control Technology : One Jaguar converted into a research aircraft.
  • Jaguar International : Export version based on the Jaguar GR.Mk 1.

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Operators

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      • Further squadron likely to form with new aircraft now in production

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Specifications (Jaguar A)

General characteristics

  • Crew: One
  • Length: 16.83 m (55 ft 3 in)
  • Wingspan: 8.69 m (28 ft 6 in)
  • Height: 4.92 m (16 ft 1 in)
  • Wing area: 24 m² (258 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 7,000 kg (15,400 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 11,000 kg (24,250 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 15,700 kg (34,600 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2× Rolls-Royce/Turbomeca Adour Mk 102 turbofans, 32.5 kN (7,305 lbf) each

Performance

Armament

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References

  1. ^ RAF News - RAF Jaguars leave service after 33 years

External links

  • Video of the SEPECAT Jaguar
  • fas.org
  • faqs.org
  • Website with Jaguar Pictures Taken at RAF Coltishall
  • Who Killed The Cat? The Demise of the Jaguar by Tim Senior and Gary Parsons. Air-Scene UK Issue 435 (10 June 2007)

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At its peak in the strike role, the Jaguar was the backbone of RAF tactical strike capability in Central Europe, comprising four tactical nuclear strike squadrons, three conventional tactical strike squadrons, and a tactical reconnaissance squadron.
SEPECAT offered an option for fitting Agave radar in the nose of the Jaguar International to allow the fighter to carry and control the BAe Sea Eagle antishipping missile on the centerline pylon; the LRMTS was relocated to a fairing under the nose.
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