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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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Judge Awards $17.8 Million to Family for Military Jet Crash

Posted December 28th, 2011 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A United States federal judge has ordered the U.S. government to pay $17.8 million to a family who lost four members when a military jet malfunctioned and smashed into their home in 2008. The victims were 36-year-old Youngmi Lee Yoon, her fifteen-month-old daughter Grace, her two month old daughter Rachel, and her 59-year-old mother Seokim […]

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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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2 Taiwan Military Jets Crash Into Mountainside

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 2:51 am (UTC-5)
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Taiwan authorities are investigating to determine why two military jets crashed into a mountain, killing three men. Search crews pored over the site of the crash Wednesday, searching for clues to the cause and the remains of the flyers. The official Central News Agency reported that only partial remains had been found. Officials said the […]

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German Ruling on Impounded Thai Jet Expected Monday

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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A German court is expected to decide Monday whether authorities must release an impounded private jet owned by Thailand’s Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn. German officials seized the Boeing 737 last week in response to a lawsuit by German construction company Walker Bau AG, which is seeking payment of an old debt owed by the government […]

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