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An aircraft that functions as a fighter and a bomber, used chiefly in tactical and defensive operations.


(Military) a high-performance aircraft that combines the roles of fighter and bomber


n. Mil.
an aircraft that combines the functions of a fighter and a bomber.


[ˈfaɪtəˈbɒməʳ] ncacciabombardiere m
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The exercises included Chinese J-11 fighters, JH-7 fighter-bombers, KJ-200 AWACS aircraft and ground forces, including surface-to-air missile and radar troops.
Chinese J-11 fighters, JH-7 fighter-bombers, KJ-200 AWACS aircraft and ground forces including surface-to-air missile and radar troops are taking part in the exercise, said Shen Jinke, spokesperson for the People's Liberation Army Air Force, adding the Chinese navy's aviation troops also participated in the training.
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PARIS, Nov 24 (KUNA) -- France on Monday hit ISIL targets near Mosul and Ramadi in north and central Iraq, using fighter-bombers based on the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier in the Eastern Mediterranean.
9bn) deal with France under which the latter will deliver to Cairo 24 Rafale fighter-bombers (equivalent of US F-35s) and a frigate.
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