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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Turki Al-Turki said today a Coalition jetfighter was intercepted over the operations field by a hostile anti-aircraft missile launched from Saada airport.
Bahrain's Ambassador conducted a tour, during which Coningsby Officer Commander gave a detailed brief on the Typhoon fighter, a multirole combat jetfighter, which has entered service in July 2008 and played a key role in the coalition attacks in Libya and Syria.
MOSCOW, Nov 28 (KUNA) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered Saturday several economic and trade sanctions on Turkey in retaliation for the downing of a Russian jetfighter near the Syrian border on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON, Nov 24 (KUNA) -- A few hours after the Turkish military shooting down of a Russian jetfighter after violating its airspace, the US President Barack Obama defended Turkey's measures to defend its territories and airspace.
The Israeli occupation jetfighters fired four rockets at a Palestinian resistance naval site southwest of Gaza, inflicting heavy damages to property, but no injuries were reported, the sources said.
GAZA, March 26 (KUNA) -- Israeli jetfighters resumed airstrikes on the densely populated Gaza Strip late on Tuesday.
jetfighters lay waste to his camp in Afghanistan," Trump wrote.
The Washington Post's Glenn Kessler dug up the relevant passage from Mr Trump's 2000 book: 'One day we're told that a shadowy figure with no fixed address named Osama bin-Laden is public enemy number one, and US jetfighters lay waste to his camp in Afghanistan,' Mr Trump wrote.
Hays, 18 Ramadan, 1439,June 03, 2018, SPA -- Jetfighters of the Arab Coalition being led by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and with participation and support of the United Arab Emirates Forces have targeted groups and locations of Al-Houthi Militias in two districts of Al-Hudaydah and Sana'a and North of Hays, west coast of Yemen, as the Al-Houthi Militias are greatly collapsing.
Hours later South Korea's Presidential Office announced that four F-15K jetfighters had dropped eight MK 84 bombs as part of a live-fire drill in the country's northeastern Gangwon province, reported CNN.
'You beat your chest and order to bomb Marawi and lick the boots of the US military for providing you the rifles and jetfighters,' the CPP added.