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| Australia says cost not a concern in MH370 search|
Perth (Australia) (AFP) - Australia said Wednesday cost was not a concern in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, after the mini-sub plumbing the depths of the Indian Ocean for wreckage ended its ninth mission empty-handed. Australia is leading the multinational search for the Boeing 777 which vanished on March 8 carrying 239 people, and is bearing many of the costs of the mission ...
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:11:29 -0700
| Australia lifts F-35 order from 14 to 72 fighters|
Australia announced Wednesday that it had increased its order for F-35 Joint Strike Fighters by 58 to 72 to be fully operational by 2023 in a declaration of confidence in the troubled stealth war plane. ...
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:02:13 -0700
| Australia to buy 58 US F-35s for $11.6bn|
Australia will purchase 58 more F-35 Joint Strike Fighters at a cost of Aus$12.4 billion ($11.6 billion), the government said. The new aircraft will bring Australia's total JSF force to 72 aircraft, with the first due to arrive in Australia in 2018 and enter service in 2020. "The F-35 will provide a major boost to the Australian Defence Force's intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance ...
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:30:12 -0700