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US grounds entire F-35 fleet pending engine inspections

The US military said it had grounded the entire fleet of 97 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets until completion of additional inspections of the warplane's single engine built by Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp.

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Search for MH370 most expensive in aviation history

The hunt for missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 is on track to cost hundreds of millions of dollars, becoming the most expensive search in aviation history with 26 countries contributing planes, ships, submarines and satellites to the inter

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US expedites delivery of missiles, drones to Iraq

The US has delivered dozens of Hellfire air-to-ground missiles to Iraq in recent weeks and plans shipments of Scan Eagle drones next year amid a surge in violence, US officials said.  on Thursday, a day after at least 34 peop

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US military aircraft hit in Sudan

Gunfire hit US military aircraft flying in to rescue people from fighting in South Sudan, wounding two US soldiers on Saturday, a Ugandan government official said. One plane was damaged when it was hit over remote Jonglei state, n

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Storm threat: US aircraft moved from airshow

The US military on Wednesday began moving 12 US aircraft on display at the Dubai Airshow to a nearby maintenance facility ahead of a major sandstorm and thunderstorm expected to hit the region, a spokesman for US Air Force Central Command said.

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US military to train thousands of Libyans

The US military is working on plans to train 5,000 to 7,000 members of the Libyan security forces and also special operations forces who can carry out counter-terrorism missions, a senior US military official said. Libya's gov

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Deputy King hails US military ties

His Royal Highness Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Deputy King, said the Bahraini-US military co-operation is among the fruitful results of solid historical ties bonding the two allies and a reflection of His Majesty King Hamad's keen interest t

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New Basra logistics hub planned

Kurfan Group, a leading construction contractor in Iraq, and top investment firm Northern Gulf Partners will transform a former US military facility known as Cam Bucca in Basra into a state-of-the-art business and logistics centre. Basra L

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US judge rules in favour of Agility

US prosecutors failed to follow the law when they indicted Kuwait logistics company Agility for fraud over multibillion dollar contracts, according to a US magistrate judge. Thursday's ruling represents an interim victory for the compa

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Iraq is free, declares PM

Iraq's prime minister said the end of US combat operations on Tuesday restored Iraq's sovereignty and meant it stood as an equal to the United States, despite political deadlock and persistent violence. US troop levels were cut to 50,000 b

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