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Bahrain air show starts with spectacular displays

Fighter jets, stunt pilots and parachute display teams took to the skies for a spectacular opening to Bahrain International Air Show (BIAS) 2016 yesterday (January 21). The fourth and the largest edition of the biennial event features 111 airc

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China plane maker reveals stealth fighter jet capabilities

China's top aircraft manufacturer has revealed specifications of an advanced stealth fighter jet in a bid to lure foreign buyers, the official China Daily reported on Friday.   In a rare disclosure, the state

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Alcoa wins $1bn contract for Lockheed's F-35 fighter jets

Alcoa Inc said it had got a contract to supply titanium to Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 Lightning II aircraft. The contract has an estimated value of about $1.1 billion, the company said on Wednesday. Alcoa said

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Kuwait to order 28 Boeing fighter jets for $3bn

Kuwait plans to order 28 Super Hornet advanced fighter jets worth $3 billion from Boeing, a source said yesterday (May 7). The order for the F/A-18E/F multirole aircraft marks an important victory for Boeing over European rivals,

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India aims to buy $8bn worth Rafale fighter jets

India was aiming to agree a deal to buy 63 French-made Rafale fighter jets for €7.2 billion ($7.7 billion) during the Indian prime minister's visit to Paris starting on Friday, Le Monde newspaper reported. Indian official

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Yemen's Houthis hold exercises near Saudi border

Thousands of Shi'ite Muslim Houthi fighters, who control much of Yemen, held military exercises near the border with top oil exporter and Sunni power Saudi Arabia on Thursday, a Houthi commander said, adding to fears Yemen's chaos could

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French Rafale jet sale to Egypt imminent

The sale of 24 Dassault Aviation-built Rafale fighter jets to Egypt is "imminent", a French source said, adding that the French and Egyptian defence ministries, and Dassault were holding technical talks on Tuesday. "

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The fighters of Iraq who answer to Iran

Among the thousands of militia fighters who flocked to northern Iraq to battle militant group Islamic State over the summer was Qais al-Khazali. Like the fighters, Khazali wore green camouflage. But he also sported a shoulder-stra

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BAE progresses on Saudi Eurofighter jet price talks

British defence firm BAE Systems is making progress on a deal with Saudi Arabia over the pricing for Eurofighter jets, its chairman signalled, a key milestone for the company. "Watch this space," Richard Olver told Reute

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F-16 jet delivery to Iraq on track for next fall

The delivery of F-16 fighters to Iraq is on track for next fall, a senior US administration official said on Wednesday, with Iraq recently depositing an installment of roughly $650 million for the jets. The official said the issue

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