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France Lands Indian Fighter Jet Deal

Posted January 31st, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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India has decided to buy 126 fighter jets from French firm Dassault in a $11 billion deal that is one of the world’s largest arms contracts. Indian government officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told reporters Tuesday that Dassault was the lowest bidder and beat out the Eurofighter consortium to clinch the contract. […]

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India Opens Bids for $11 Billion Fighter Jet Deal

Posted November 4th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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India has opened bids from two European groups for the purchase of 126 fighter jets worth roughly $11 billion, in one of the world’s biggest arms contracts. Indian defense ministry spokesman Sitanshu Kar said Friday that officials met with representatives from France’s Dassault and the Eurofighter consortium to examine their proposals. The bids were not […]

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China Confirms 1 Dead in Air Show Crash

Posted October 15th, 2011 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese officials confirmed Saturday that one pilot was killed in a jet fighter crash at an air show outside the northern city Xi’an Friday. State television showed the JH-7 “Flying Leopard” fighter-bomber plunging to the ground and exploding during a demonstration Friday morning. One pilot ejected and landed safely. Jin Qiansheng, an official with the […]

US, European Firms Bid for Japanese Jet Fighter Contract

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 1:37 am (UTC-5)
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A competition to provide Japan’s next generation of jet fighters is under way after U.S. and European aircraft makers submitted specifications and prices to Japan’s Defense Ministry on Monday. Tokyo plans to buy about 40 new planes to serve as the country’s primary fighter jet. Analysts say the contract to replace Japan’s decades-old fleet of […]

Military Planes Crash Over Lithuania, No Serious Injuries

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A Lithuanian military plane has collided with a French fighter jet during a NATO training flight, but none of the pilots involved was seriously injured. The crash occurred Tuesday near the Zokniai airbase in northern Lithuania when a Lithuanian L-39 Albatross and a French Mirage 2000 collided in midair. The Mirage suffered minor damage and […]

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