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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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Rebels down fighter jet in Syria

Rebel fighters trying to oust President Bashar al-Assad shot down a fighter jet as it flew over the northern Syrian town of Atarib in Idlib province, a witness said. The witness, an independent journalist who asked to remain anony

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Turkey to buy two F-35s in 2012

Turkey, which said in February it intended to buy 100 of Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter jets, will buy only two this year, and will decide each following year how many planes it will order, Defence Minister Ismet Yilmaz told Reuters. The P

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BAE signs Saudi-Eurofighter deal

British defence contractor BAE Systems said a contract to build 48 Typhoon aircraft in Britain for the Saudi Arabian air force had been signed but changes to the price of the deal had yet to be agreed. BAE had expected changes to the term

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Boeing still in UAE fighter jet contest

Boeing said it remains a contender to sell fighter jets to the UAE, after a much-awaited $10 billion deal with France's Dassault hit a roadblock in November. "The UAE deal is still being treated as an open competition," Paul Oliver, Boeing

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$29bn US fighter jet sale to Saudi Arabia

The United States will sell $29.4 billion in fighter jets to Saudi Arabia in a deal the White House said would support more than 50,000 jobs and help reinforce regional security in the Gulf amid mounting tensions with Iran. The sale cover

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