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UAE confirms air force took part in strikes on IS

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) air force took part in strikes on Islamic State targets overnight, the Gulf Arab country's official WAM news agency reported on Tuesday. The operation took place "in coordination wi

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Jordan airforce destroy vehicles crossing from Syria

Jordanian warplanes hit and destroyed several vehicles trying to cross the border from Syria, a government spokesman said on Wednesday, underlining Amman's concern about incursions from areas controlled by Syrian rebels. "

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BREAKING NEWS: Jordan destroys vehicles crossing border

Jordan's airforce hit and destroyed military vehicles trying to cross from Syria, Jordanian state television said on Wednesday. "The Royal Airforce destroyed a number of military vehicles which tried to cross the Jordania

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Lockheed Martin wins $253m Saudi contract

Lockheed Martin, a global security and aerospace company, said it has won a $253 million contract to provide F-15SA pilot and maintenance training systems for the Royal Saudi Air Force. The US defence giant has served as the Royal

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Saudi air force officer faces rape charge in US

A Saudi Air Force sergeant in the United States for training has been arrested on child sexual assault charges over accusations he raped a 13-year-old boy in a Las Vegas hotel, and bail was set on Friday at just over $1.2 million, authorities sa

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Syrian jets bomb rebel targets, flights suspended

Syrian air force jets bombarded rebel targets on Friday close to the Damascus airport road and a regional airline said foreign carriers had halted flights to the capital. Activists said security forces clashed with rebels trying t

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Lockheed wins $26m Jordan Air Force deal

Lockheed Martin has won a $26 million military sales contract from the US Air Force to modernise the Royal Jordanian Air Force's national air command, control and communications infrastructure. Lockheed Martin will provide an

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Iraq to buy 28 Czech combat jets for $1bn

Iraq has agreed to buy 28 combat planes from the Czech Republic for about $1 billion as part of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's programme to rebuild the country's air force and control its vulnerable airspace. The purchase

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Iraq eyes F-16 buys for new air force

Iraq is planning to expand its fleet of aerial reconnaissance planes 'in the near future' and is hoping to sign a deal for a second batch of F-16 warplanes by next year, the country's air force chief said on Saturday. The moves

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Iraq signs deal to buy 18 F-16 warplanes

Iraq has signed a contract to buy 18 Lockheed Martin F-16 warplanes to bolster its air force, an adviser to Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki said. The value of the deal was not immediately known, but a senior US military official said recentl

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