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Lightning delays fighter jet arrival

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The delivery of three Gripen fighter jets purchased by the air force has been delayed after one of them was struck by lightning en route to Thailand. 

The air force bought a total of 12 Gripen jets from Sweden, and the last three were scheduled to be delivered on Tuesday.

The three jets departed Sweden on Aug 30 and were due to arrive at Wing 7 in Surat Thani on Tuesday evening.

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