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January 14, 1995 | Reuters
A U.S. F-16 fighter aircraft crashed in eastern Belgium on Friday, but there were no injuries, the Belgian news agency Belga said. Belga said the F-16, flying from the Netherlands, crashed near Durbuy. The pilots ejected safely, and no one on the ground was hurt.
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May 7, 2013 | By Ken Dilanian, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - The latest chapter in the political battle over the killing of four Americans in Libya is unfolding this week, with Republicans pointing to the testimony of a State Department official as evidence that the U.S. military could have done more to disrupt the attack. Democrats, in turn, cite an independent review's findings that there were no forces available to carry out a rescue mission. House Republicans have released a partial transcript of remarks by Gregory Hicks, who was No. 2 at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli during the attack in September.
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November 7, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Accepting one of Manila's major demands, the United States said today that it will withdraw all of its fighter aircraft and 1,800 Air Force personnel from the Philippines next year. A Pentagon statement said Richard L. Armitage, the presidential special negotiator on U.S. basing arrangements with the Philippines, informed Philippine Foreign Secretary Raul Manglapus of the decision today.
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April 29, 2011 | By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times
The U.S. ambassador to India announced his resignation Thursday, citing a desire to spend more time with his family. Timothy J. Roemer's statement coincided with news that India had excluded two U.S. defense companies from a much-anticipated $11-billion deal for at least 126 fighter aircraft, fueling speculation in defense circles that the two were linked. Others, however, said the former six-term congressman from Indiana, a Democratic party stalwart, may have felt he was being sidelined in India and wanted to raise his profile back in Washington before President Obama's 2012 reelection bid. "I hear he wanted to get back to active politics," said Harinder Sekhon, a senior fellow in the U.S. studies program with New Delhi's Observer Research Foundation, a think tank.
NEWS
December 8, 1992
Defense ministers of Britain, Germany, Italy and Spain are expected to give their go-ahead this week for the European Fighter Aircraft project, clearing the way for the largest such industrial enterprise on the Continent to continue. Action is expected at the regular meeting of NATO defense ministers Thursday and Friday.
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July 1, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Germany Pulls Out of Fighter Project: Citing cost and a new security situation, Germany pulled out of a multibillion-dollar European effort to build an advanced fighter. The decision makes the European Fighter Aircraft the first major victim of the spiraling costs of German unification. Germany's defense budget is expected to drop 2.5% this year, but public spending will rise by a similar amount. The decision by Germany, Britain, Italy and Spain to develop the plane was made in the early 1980s.
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April 4, 1986 | Associated Press
A group of 52 prominent conservatives appealed to President Reagan today to sell advanced fighter aircraft to Taiwan to offset a proposed sale to China of $550 million in American fighter technology. The conservatives said in a letter to Reagan that they are "deeply concerned" about the proposed sale to Peking and "how such sales will negatively impact on the security of the Republic of China in Taiwan." The signers of the letter included the Rev. Jerry Falwell, Richard Viguerie and Paul M.
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January 8, 1987
Israel is giving consideration to scrapping the Lavi, its controversial fighter aircraft project, after a strong plea from the Pentagon, which urged the Israelis to buy cheaper, U.S.-built warplanes instead. The United States has already contributed more than $1 billion to the plane's development.
WORLD
June 11, 2002 | From Times Wire Services
The U.S. Defense Department said it has approved the sale to Switzerland of 222 Sidewinder air-to-air missiles in a deal worth as much as $104 million. "It is vital to the U.S. national interest to assist the Swiss in developing and maintaining a strong and ready self-defense capability which will contribute to an acceptable military balance in the area," the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a statement.
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November 16, 2005 | From Associated Press
Lockheed Martin Corp. said it received a $2.9-billion contract from the U.S. Air Force to continue making F/A-22 fighter aircraft through November 2007. Lockheed said the contract would increase its total contracted aircraft to 107. The F/A-22 is built at Lockheed factories in Palmdale, Calif.; Meridian, Miss.; Marietta, Ga.; and Fort Worth, Texas; as well as at Boeing Co.'s plant in Seattle. * * Raytheon Co. won a $1.
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February 27, 2003 | Carol J. Williams, Times Staff Writer
It may be hard to imagine deadly weapons as a source of comfort, but those charged with firing today's "smart" bombs say their accuracy eases the psychological burden of unleashing force that could kill innocents as well as the enemy. "We all have wives and kids we worry about and I worry about people with wives and kids in Iraq, too," said Cmdr. Scott Swift, deputy chief of the air wing aboard this nuclear-powered carrier, a key launch pad if war with Iraq comes.
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June 11, 2002 | From Times Wire Services
The U.S. Defense Department said it has approved the sale to Switzerland of 222 Sidewinder air-to-air missiles in a deal worth as much as $104 million. "It is vital to the U.S. national interest to assist the Swiss in developing and maintaining a strong and ready self-defense capability which will contribute to an acceptable military balance in the area," the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a statement.
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October 27, 2001 | PETER PAE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lockheed Martin was tapped by the Pentagon on Friday to design and build as many as 3,000 jet fighters that will form a key leg of U.S. military strength over future decades, dealing a serious blow to rival Boeing Co. The award, which could be the biggest military contract ever at a projected $200 billion, culminates an intense four-year battle between two of the world's largest defense contractors.
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April 24, 1997 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal investigation is trying to determine whether China plotted to divert to its defense industry high-tech equipment obtained as part of a venture with McDonnell Douglas Corp. to build commercial airliners, U.S. officials said Wednesday.
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January 14, 1995 | Reuters
A U.S. F-16 fighter aircraft crashed in eastern Belgium on Friday, but there were no injuries, the Belgian news agency Belga said. Belga said the F-16, flying from the Netherlands, crashed near Durbuy. The pilots ejected safely, and no one on the ground was hurt.
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June 9, 1986 | From Reuters
Despite U.S. threats that it won't fund it, Israel will press ahead with a multibillion-dollar project to build its own Lavi fighter aircraft, a defense official said today. "The program will continue and we are proceeding with it as usual," said Gen. Menachem Eini, who heads the project largely funded by Washington. Israeli defense sources had said the United States wants Israel to buy U.S.
BUSINESS
November 16, 2005 | From Associated Press
Lockheed Martin Corp. said it received a $2.9-billion contract from the U.S. Air Force to continue making F/A-22 fighter aircraft through November 2007. Lockheed said the contract would increase its total contracted aircraft to 107. The F/A-22 is built at Lockheed factories in Palmdale, Calif.; Meridian, Miss.; Marietta, Ga.; and Fort Worth, Texas; as well as at Boeing Co.'s plant in Seattle. * * Raytheon Co. won a $1.
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December 15, 1992 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The on-again-off-again, multibillion-dollar program to build the new European Fighter Aircraft now seems back on track, buoying supporters of the Continent's largest single industrial project. At a meeting in Brussels late last week, defense ministers of Britain, Germany, Italy and Spain--the four nations involved in the EFA project--agreed to go ahead with it.
NEWS
December 8, 1992
Defense ministers of Britain, Germany, Italy and Spain are expected to give their go-ahead this week for the European Fighter Aircraft project, clearing the way for the largest such industrial enterprise on the Continent to continue. Action is expected at the regular meeting of NATO defense ministers Thursday and Friday.
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