Wednesday, 16 October 2019

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United States approves sale of 66 F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan

WASHINGTON: The United States has approved an $8 billion military sale of 66 F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan, the Defence Security Cooperation Agency said in a press release. “The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to TECRO [Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office] for ...

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All Pakistan F-16s counted, none missing: US report

WASHINGTON: India’s claim of shooting down a Pakistani F-16 in February has been challenged as a report citing unnamed US officials said that all US-supplied fighter jets to the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) have been counted and none is missing. The report in the American Foreign Policy journal said that ...

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UAE says Qatar fighter jets intercept flights, Doha denies

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates on Monday claimed that Qatari fighter jets intercepted two of its commercial airliners in international airspace on the way to Bahrain, allegations denied by Qatar. The UAE’s two major airlines declined to comment. The claim could further escalate tensions between Qatar and the four Arab ...

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First woman to fly China’s J-10 fighter killed in crash

BEIJING – The first woman to fly China’s J-10 fighter plane was killed in a crash during an aerobatics training exercise, state-run media reported Monday. Yu Xu, 30, a member of the Chinese air force’s “August 1st” aerobatic display team, ejected from her aircraft during a training exercise in the ...

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