The first Spanish Navy AV8B Harrier aircraft upgraded by EADS subsidiary Cassidian (formerly EADS Defence & Security) has completed its test flight programme.

The programme to upgrade the AV8B Harrier fleet includes, among other modifications, the installation of the 408A engine and the implementation of improvements to the structure and avionics systems.

The first aircraft is currently at the Spanish Navy Rota naval base facilities. The rest of the fleet covered by the modernization contract is presently at EADS Cassidian Spain San Pablo facilities undergoing various stages of implementation of the modifications.



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