The SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1A is a twin-engine, single-seat, supersonic multirole fighter based upon the Jaguar GR.1 developed by Breguet and BAC. 75 Jaguar GR.1's were selected for upgrading in December of 1983, and the type (named Jaguar GR.1A) received a new navigation and weapon arming system (NAVWASS II), chaff and flare dispensers, improved ECM, and Sidewinder compatibility. The GR.1A had also seen the benefit of the Adour Mk 104 engine first installed in 1978.
The Jaguar GR.1A is a moderately priced strike platform available to United Kingdom and NATO decks. It carries twin ADEN 30 cannons and the extraordinarily powerful AJ 168 Martel missile. This missile makes the Jaguar GR.1A an ideal choice for spot removal of high-value, low-number targets, such as command vehicles and top-line PACT tanks. The chief drawback of the GR.1A is its lack of ECM and lack of an air-to-air missile compliment, leaving it vulnerable to long-range SAMs and AAMs, and enemy fighter aircraft in general. A SEAD or fighter escort should be considered if sending the GR.1A over enemy territory.
The Jaguar GR.1A in Wargame: Red Dragon is a moderately priced strike platform available to United Kingdom and BLUFOR decks. The Jaguar GR.1A features the same loadout as in AirLand Battle, but importantly, has received ECM of decent strength (30%), making the type much more survivable against enemy SAMs and AAMs. The high-power AJ 168 is slightly shorter ranged than before, but is still ideal for spot removal of enemy high-value, low-number targets (such as command posts and top of the line tanks). Because the Jaguar GR.1A still lacks an air-to-air missile compliment, a fighter escort should still be considered if sending the GR.1A over enemy territory.