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fighter

Aircraft designed to intercept, engage in air combat, and shoot down other aircraft. The term also includes fighter-bombers. Fighter-bombers can carry and deliver air-to-surface weapons and defend themselves, although their maneuverability may be somewhat less than that of air-superiority fighters.
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In general, Turkey is planning to buy 116 F-35 fighters: 100 fighters as part of the main contract, and 16 as part of the option.
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The fighters had their onboard transponders switched off.
"Experts of the defense ministry's air industries are determined to manufacture a larger number of Kosar fighter jets in the current year and in the minimum period of time possible in full cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran Army's air force and support by its Commander Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh," General Hatami said in the Central city of Isfahan after a visit to the site where the Kosar fighter jets are being produced.
The J-11 is copied from the Russian Su-27 air superiority fighter (of which China purchased some Su-27SK/UBK types in the early 1990s), while the carrier-borne J-15 is a blatant copy of the Su-33.
The High Court on Tuesday urged all, including government officials and media people, not to use the word 'fake' before freedom fighters.
Pakistan, the main user of the JF-17, could further share information between the fighter and other platforms taking advantage of the whole combat system to effectively defend against strong opponents, Wei said.
Tang Hung-an, representing Taiwan's Air Force Planning Division, was quoted by CNA as saying that Taiwan is 'open to all fighter jet options.' However, it is widely assumed that the F-16V would be the model of choice for Taiwan's Air Force.
"We're looking forward to strengthening our partnership with the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic," said John Neilson, spokesperson for Lockheed Martin, as quoted by TASR.F-16 jets to be delivered by 2023"We have completed the process of procuring new fighter aircraft,said PM Peter Pellegrini (Smer), as quoted by TASR.
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The roadside chicken fair is regularly held twice a week where sellers and buyers strike a deal to swap fighter cocks for handsome amount.
In March 1941, the War Department activated the 99th Pursuit Squadron, the future 99th Fighter Squadron, but it did not yet have any pilots.