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The SEPECAT Jaguar is an Anglo-French jet attack aircraft
originally used by the British Royal Air Force
and nuclear strike role.
It is still in service with the Indian Air Force.
Originally conceived in the 1960s as a jet trainer
with a light ground attack capability,
the requirement for the aircraft soon changed to include supersonic performance,
reconnaissance and tactical nuclear strike roles.
A carrier-based variant was also planned for French Navy service,
but this was cancelled in favour of the cheaper Dassault Super Étendard.
The aircraft were manufactured by SEPECAT
(Société Européenne de Production de l’avion Ecole de Combat et d’Appui Tactique),
one of the first major joint Anglo-French military aircraft programmes.
The Jaguar was exported to India, Oman, Ecuador and Nigeria.
The aircraft was used in numerous conflicts and military operations
as well as providing a ready nuclear delivery platform
for the United Kingdom, France, and India
throughout the latter half of the Cold War and beyond.
In the Gulf War, the Jaguar was praised for its reliability
and was a valuable coalition resource.
The aircraft served with the French Air Force
as the main strike/attack aircraft until 1 July 2005,
and with the Royal Air Force until the end of April 2007.
It was replaced by the Panavia Tornado
and the Eurofighter Typhoon in the RAF
and the Dassault Rafale in the French Air Force.
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