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Weapons With Wings

By Bloomberg News - 2013-11-22T21:56:34Z

Photograph by Jason Alden/Bloomberg

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Defense in Dubai 

How's this for show business? More than $10 billion in combat plane contracts were up for grabs at the Dubai Airshow this week. Jets that can retail from $60 million to more than $100 million vied for shoppers' attention. Overseas sales could help Western defense companies sustain production lines for models such as Boeing’s F/A-18 Super Hornet as demand fades at home, Robert Wall reports. At left, a Eurofighter Typhoon, from BAE Systems.

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