Sea Harriers feel the heat

The Ministry of Defence is looking for improved engines for the navy’s Sea Harriers to solve the problem of operating in the heat of a Middle East summer. The carrier HMS Illustrious has just been withdrawn from the Gulf because of this problem. Sea Harriers had difficulty hovering in the extreme heat, as the Gulf […]

The Ministry of Defence is looking for improved engines for the navy’s Sea Harriers to solve the problem of operating in the heat of a Middle East summer.

The carrier HMS Illustrious has just been withdrawn from the Gulf because of this problem. Sea Harriers had difficulty hovering in the extreme heat, as the Gulf summer approached.

The MoD said the upgrade of the Sea Harrier’s Rolls-Royce Pegasus engines will meet a requirement to improve their thrust in hot climates.