SEPECAT Jaguar | Indian Air Force
SEPECAT Jaguar | Indian Air Force

SEPECAT Jaguar | Indian Air Force

SEPECAT Jaguar is an English-French jet-scale jet attack aircraft use in close air and the nuclear strike by the British Royal Air Force and the French Air Force. The aircraft is manufacture by SEPECAT, a large joint-stock production between Breguet and the British. Aircraft Corporation, one of the first major joint-Anglo-French military aircraft programmes. It worked as the main strike/attack aircraft with the French Air Force up to 1 July 2005. The Royal Air Force up to late April 2007. It gets transfer to the RAF with the Panavia Tornado, the Eurofighter Typhoon, and the French Air Force with the Dassault Rafale.

Also, the aircraft is used as the main strike/attack aircraft by the French Airforce up to 1 July 2005 and the Royal Air Force up to the end of April 2007. It got its replacement by the RAF Panavia Tornado and Eurofighter Typhoon and the French Air Force Dassault Rafale. In Mauritania, Chad, Iraq, Bosnia and Pakistan and for the United Kingdom, France, and India, SEPECAT Jaguar is used in numerous war and military operations and provided the latter half of the Cold War, and beyond with ready nuclear-messaging apps.

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Journey To IAF

The IAF looked with great curiosity at the early history of the Jaguar, but without any particular purpose. The Indian Air Force is now operating in an upgraded form. The intention was to see how its HF-24 would do the job to ensure that an aircraft would not be imported or licensed. It has become clear that the HF-24 does not fulfil the requirements of an aircraft. It was with close air support strikes (DPSA) since the chief pilot test Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) was killed in the HF-24 Mk1R prototype in January 1970. The plan to power the plane by reheating the engines has been dropped.

The aircraft requirement rapidly changed to include fast performance, identifying and technical nuclear strike functions as a jet trainer with a light ground attack ability. The HF-24 performed praiseworthy in the 1971 War with Pakistan in the Western Sector. It is rename as Marut was not powerless, but had other shortcomings. It wasn’t worth the term avionics.

Jaguar’s competitors

Indian Air Force decided to overcome the air defence system DPSA ‘s ambition by Marut and Marut was Jaguar’s biggest competitor. After the disappointment of Marut, the Jaguar become the first competitor to set by the HF-24, almost seven years old. SEPECAT made the first formal offer of the Jaguar to India at mid-1968 just before the first jet flight of the aircraft. As a two-man company, Jeffrey Quill and Paul Jaillard introduced aviation to the IAF and invited the launch customer of India. It wasn’t acceptable for IAF even at a low price because the first experience was not that good. But after some time in 1974, India ordered 120 aircraft. The IAF met with Jaguar the requirement of a modern low-level banning aircraft and close air support. It would provide them with deep impact capabilities.

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The first official commercial agreement got its announcement order for 200 aircraft for each country in London. Moreover, it hires by the French and British Ministries of Defence, 9 January 1968. Four in French and three in England wasgiven to manufacturing seven prototypes, one for each country, assemble in two parallel assembly lines. Bernard Witt took place in Istres on 8 September 1968. The RAF once again changed its security strategy when the prototypes took their first flights. The training mission seems to be a secondary and all credit lines transfer into force protection aircraft.

The RAF and the French Air Force ultimately selected five separate aircraft types:

  • For France, a model of military single-seat support Jaguar A, version of twin-seat training Jaguar E. The version of one-seat naval one-seat Jaguar M.
  • Jaguar S is a single-seat variant with military support for Jaguar B for the UK, twin-seat combat and ground attack variant.

Each country wanted the national appliances of the type, the French and British models were not the same. You did not find an agreement on the same weapon program and the British edition was modernized rather than the French one. Every nation owned its own. The order for 573 aircraft was eventually global.

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