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US 'must take quick decision on ME fighter jet sales'

A top US Air Force official on Sunday urged the US government to speed up its consideration of long-standing bids by Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain to buy US fighter jets, citing growing frustration among the key US allies in the Gulf about delays in

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UAE fighter jet crashes in Yemen, pilots killed

Two pilots died when a UAE Mirage plane crashed in Yemen on Monday due to a technical fault while conducting military operations for the Saudi-led alliance, the coalition said in a statement carried by Saudi state media. Local Yem

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Boeing expects $3bn Kuwait fighter jet sale soon

Boeing, the world's second-largest weapons maker, said on Saturday it expects a sale to Kuwait of F/A-18E/F Super Hornets to be finalised soon, but lower oil prices are delaying some weapons purchase programs by Gulf states. K

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Boeing set to clinch Kuwait’s $3bn F/A-18 order

Kuwait is expected to announce in coming weeks an order for 28 Boeing Co F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, a $3 billion-plus deal that will keep the jets' St. Louis production line running well into 2019, according to people familiar with the deal.

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Boeing set to clinch Kuwait’s $3bn F/A-18 order

Kuwait is expected to announce in coming weeks an order for 28 Boeing Co F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, a $3 billion-plus deal that will keep the jets' St. Louis production line running well into 2019, according to people familiar with the deal.

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Bahrain 'close to Typhoon jets deal'

Bahrain is close to purchasing Typhoon fighter jets as part of the GCC defence, a top UK government official said. UK Defence Secretary Philip Hammond announced yesterday that his government had held positive talks with His Majest

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S Korea reopens bidding for $7.4bn fighter jets

South Korea said on Thursday it will reopen competition for its 8.3 trillion won ($7.43 billion) purchase of 60 next generation fighter jets which had been suspended due to the high prices of bids received. "We have decided a

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UK jets escort Pakistan plane, 2 arrested

British fighter jets escorted a Pakistan International Airlines passenger plane to Stansted Airport near London on Friday, where police went on board and arrested two men on suspicion of endangering an aircraft. Passengers were le

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France hopes for UAE Rafale deal

  France's senior defence industry lobbyist said on Sunday he was confident the UAE would buy Rafale fighter jets by 2015-2016, as the defence minister in Paris said talks on a deal had resumed.

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Boeing wins $4bn Saudi fighter jet deal

US aerospace giant Boeing Company has secured a contract valued at $4 billion to modernize the Royal Saudi Arabian Air Force's fighter jet fleet, according to the Pentagon. The procurement order covers conversion of 68 existin

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