Oman and the UK have signed a £40 million ($63million) deal to upgrade the Omani air force's SepecatJaguar strike aircraft. The project will see the aircraft brought up to the same standard as the Royal Air Force's Jaguar Standard 97 aircraft. It covers avionics and navigation upgrades, as well as fitting a digital databus. The agreement also includes the purchase of about six GEC-Marconi Thermal Imaging Airborne Laser Designator pods. The digital databus allows the Standard 97 aircraft to carry the Matra BAe Dynamics Air-launched Anti-Radiation Missile as well as its imaging infra-red Advanced Short-Range Air-to-Air Missile. These have not yet been ordered by Oman.

Source: Flight International