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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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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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