HL Deb 22 October 1990 vol 522 c1232WA
Lord Newall

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What the role is of the GR5 Harrier currently coming into service with the Royal Air Force.

The Earl of Arran

The primary role of the Harrier GR5 will be to provide direct air support of NATO ground forces, but it could also be used in deeper interdiction sorties against a wide range of targets.

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