HC Deb 08 July 2003 vol 408 cc697-8W
Mr. Wray

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what RAF and RN combat aircraft have a primary(a)reconnaissance, (b) air defence and (c) ground attack role; and what proportion of these aircraft can carry smart armaments. [124051]

Mr. Ingram

The Tornado GR4/GR4A, Sea Harrier FA2, Harrier GR7, and Jaguar aircraft are all capable of conducting a reconnaissance role.

The Tornado F3 and Sea Harrier FA2 aircraft have a primary air defence role.

The Tornado GR4, Harrier GR7 and Jaguar aircraft have a primary ground attack role.

All combat aircraft types are capable of carrying smart armaments although this capability may not be fitted to each individual aircraft within the fleet.

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