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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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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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Qatar to buy 24 Rafale fighter jets from France

Qatar has agreed to buy 24 Dassault Aviation-built Rafale fighter jets in a deal worth 6.3 billion euros ($7.05 billion), the French government said on Thursday, as the Gulf state looks to boost its military firepower amid regional instability.

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Qatar to buy 24 Rafale fighter jets from France

Qatar has agreed to buy 24 Dassault Aviation-built Rafale fighter jets in a deal worth 6.3 billion euros ($7.05 billion), the French government said on Thursday, as the Gulf state looks to boost its military firepower amid regional instability.

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IS militants 'flying captured fighter jets' in Syria

Iraqi pilots who have joined Islamic State in Syria are training members of the group to fly in three captured fighter jets, a group monitoring the war said. It was the first time the militant group had taken to the air, it said.

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