The BAE Systems Sea Harrier is a British naval VTOL/STOVL jet fighter, reconnaissance and attack aircraft, a development of the Hawker Siddeley Harrier. It first entered service with the Royal Navy in April 1980 as the Sea Harrier FRS1. The latest version is the Sea Harrier FA2. Informally known as the "Shar", the Sea Harrier was withdrawn from Royal Navy service in March 2006.
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Years Manufactured: 1967 - 2003
Platform Type: Fixed Wing, Combat
Initial Maker: Hawker Siddeley
Final Maker: BAE Systems