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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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Boeing undercuts rivals in SKorea fighter contest

Boeing's bid in the 8.3 trillion won ($7.4 billion) tender to supply South Korea with 60 fighter aircraft was the only one below the price ceiling set by the country's arms procurement agency, sources close to the process said on Monday.

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Delivery of F-16s to Egypt will go ahead: US

The United States still plans to go through with the delivery of four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt in the coming weeks, US defense officials told Reuters on Wednesday, even after the Egyptian military's ouster of President Mohamed Mursi.

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UAE 'close to deciding on fighters'

  The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is close to deciding whether to buy British or French fighter jets, after nearly five years of talks and numerous diplomatic visits.   French firm Dassault's Raf

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