On Sunday, September 16, 2012 8:41:05 PM UTC-7, kirk....@gmail.com
> On Sunday, September 16, 2012 5:16:08 PM UTC-7, Andrew Swallow wrote: > Since Harriers are no longer manufactured they are hard to replace. Well, since the US Marines bought all the Brit Harriers, there are a bunch sitting in the desert in Arizona waiting to be refurbished and used. The Marines probably have more Harriers than they have pilots and funds to fly. Just a matter of equipping them with US systems. Less of a crisis than it appears. Still unfortunate, though. Kirk
"An official announcement could come within
days of Britain’s sale of its remaining Harrier
jump jets to the Marine Corps, but sources are
saying privately the purchase will be strictly
for spare parts and logistic support, and not a
move to increase the operational fleet.
“We have no intent at any point to ever fly any
of these” British jets, said one U.S. source"