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Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! Although the AV-8B Harrier II shares the designation with the earlier AV-8A/C Harrier, the AV-8B was extensively redesigned from the previous-generation Harrier GR.1A/AV-8A/C by Mc Donnell Douglas.
It is primarily used for light attack or multi-role tasks, typically operated from small aircraft carriers and large amphibious assault ships.
The TAV-8B is a dedicated two-seat trainer version.
The US was unwilling to fund development by itself and ended the project later that year.
The Harrier II is notable as an example of US-UK cooperation and of Cold War defense achievements. S aid funding early development of the Hawker P.1127 under the Mutual Weapons Development Program (MWDP), and the salvaging of what was left of the AV-16 Advanced Harrier Program by Mc Donnell Douglas, making the second-generation family possible.
It is an Anglo-American development of the Hawker Siddeley Harrier and Sea Harrier.
British Aerospace joined the improved Harrier project in the early 1980s, and it has been managed by Boeing/BAE Systems since the 1990s.