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Bahrain air show draws record crowd

More than 20,000 people, including families with children, flocked to Bahrain International Air Show (BIAS) in the last two days to watch the daredevil acts of the fighter jets, stunt pilots and parachute display teams. The public

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Canada to withdraw jets fighting IS

Canada's new Liberal government will act within weeks to fulfill a campaign promise to withdraw six fighter jets that have been attacking Islamic State positions in Iraq and Syria, a top official said on Monday. The Liberals,

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French warplanes strike Islamic State in Syria

French fighter jets launched their biggest raids in Syria to date targeting the Islamic State's stronghold in Raqqa on Sunday as police in Europe widened their investigations into coordinated attacks in Paris that killed more than 130 people

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Russia sends fighter jets to Syria: US

Russia has sent fighter jets to Syria, US officials said, raising the stakes in a military buildup that has put Washington on edge and led Friday to the first talks between US and Russian defense chiefs in over a year. US Defense

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US sends jets, personnel to fight Islamic State

The United States sent six F-16 jets and about 300 personnel to Incirlik Air Base in Turkey on Sunday, the US military said, after Ankara agreed last month to allow American planes to launch air strikes against Islamic State militants from there

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Bahrain mulls $150m F-16 jets maintenance plan

A deal worth $150 million to maintain Bahrain’s fleet of F-16 fighter jets could soon be struck with a US contractor. If approved, the sale will include support and communications equipment, ammunition, training, spare and r

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First batch of F-16 jets arrives in Iraq

Iraq received a first batch of F-16 fighter jets from the United States on Monday, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's office said. Iraq ordered 36 of the $65 million Lockheed Martin Corp planes, but initial deliveries were delay

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Air France flight to NY escorted after threat

An Air France flight from Paris was escorted by two US F-15 fighter jets to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday after an anonymous threat was made against the flight, the US military said. Air France fli

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French fighter jets find takers in a worried world

After failing for years to win a single order for the Dassault-built Rafale fighter jet, France has scored a string of multi-billion-euro wins in recent weeks and is on a quest for more. Global appetite for the jets has surged as

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France, Qatar sign Rafale warplane, missile deal

French President Francois Hollande and Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani signed on Monday a  €6.3 billion ($7.02 billion) agreement for the sale of 24 Dassault Aviation-built Rafale fighter jets. The contract -

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