fighter aircraft

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fighter aircraft

[¦fīd·ər ′er‚kraft]
(aerospace engineering)
A military aircraft designed primarily to destroy other aircraft in the air; may also be used to bomb military targets; it is maneuverable and has a high rate of climb.
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The Royal Navy said jet fighters from the Queen Elizabeth will fly over the South China Sea.
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France is currently in talks to deliver its Rafale jet fighters to Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates in a bid to expand its military export portfolio, a source familiar with the matter said.
KHYBER AGENCY -- At 23 suspected militants were killed and dozens others sustained injuries when the Pakistan Air Force jet fighters blitzed the hideouts of them in two different areas in Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency, official sources said on Thursday.
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Israeli jet fighters targeted a vehicle, in north of Gaza
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US Air Force jet fighters yesterday landed at Isa Airbase to take part in the 2012 Basic Liaison Drill, being organised by Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) from Sunday to April 18.