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BAE Systems to support US Harrier Fleet to 2029

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BAE Systems to support US Harrier fleet to 2029

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According to BAE Systems:

“Vertex Aerospace selected BAE Systems as a subcontractor for the new logistics support contract, which will ensure increased efficiency of maintenance operations for the Harrier fleet using predictive maintenance techniques and smart stock optimization tools. Together, BAE Systems and Vertex Aerospace will support the crucial training and combat operations conducted from U.S. Navy’s aircraft carriers, amphibious assault ships, and forward operating bases.

This contract builds on BAE Systems’ existing role in maintaining the AV-8B Harrier’s reaction control system and providing engineering and technical support. Engineers from BAE Systems will work alongside Vertex and the U.S. Marine Corps at stations in: Cherry Point, North Carolina; Yuma, Arizona; and, Madison, Mississippi. They will be supported by a specialist team in the UK with a proven pedigree of delivering maintenance and support contracts for the UK Royal Air Force.”
 
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Still contributing the NATO strength: Spanish Harrier Jets 'Attack' NATO Warships

No idea where they operated from - ashore? A carrier?

Not so long ago Italian ones from the ITS Giuseppe Garibaldi did an air defence exercise with HMS Albion and the LRG(X) task group in the Mediterranean.

 
Still contributing the NATO strength: Spanish Harrier Jets 'Attack' NATO Warships

No idea where they operated from - ashore? A carrier?

Not so long ago Italian ones from the ITS Giuseppe Garibaldi did an air defence exercise with HMS Albion and the LRG(X) task group in the Mediterranean.

They operate off the King Juan Carlos 1


It was nice to see their pair of their EAV-8B Matadors performing two years ago at RIAT 2019 (my photos )

cheers
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I know but I meant where did they fly from on that day - as they will have a shore base somewhere and may have flown from there.

Is the Juan Carlos part of SNMG1? Carriers are very much a NATO thing for air defence, ASW, and use as flagships. NATO naval doctrine is largely centred around carrier groups.
 
I know but I meant where did they fly from on that day - as they will have a shore base somewhere and may have flown from there.

Is the Juan Carlos part of SNMG1? Carriers are very much a NATO thing for air defence, ASW, and use as flagships. NATO naval doctrine is largely centred around carrier groups.
NAS Rota buddy that’s where all Spanish naval aviation is located as well as US naval aviation ...base flight. / Air Ops Dept flies pair of C-26D.

Cheers
 

Yokel

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NAS Rota buddy that’s where all Spanish naval aviation is located as well as US naval aviation ...base flight. / Air Ops Dept flies pair of C-26D.

Cheers

The Spanish Harriers were embarked embarked aboard ship during NATO exercises in Baltic last year - or was it the year before? I presume they did all kinds of sorties.

V/STOL aircraft and STOVL shipborne operations are very important for NATO and a solid legacy of the Harrier.
 

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