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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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Oman receives second order of F-16 fighters

Oman accepted the first of its second order of Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcons in a recent ceremony April 3 at Lockheed Martin's Fort Worth facility. The fighter aircraft will ferry to Oman later this year.  

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UAE set to buy 30 new F-16 fighter jets

The Pentagon has notified Congress of a possible sale of weapons and other equipment that would be part of a larger, multibillion-dollar deal for 30 more F-16s that is still under discussion by Lockheed Martin Corp and the UAE. Th

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