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The air force plans to deploy Gripen fighter jets to assist in an anti-piracy mission in the Strait of Malacca next year. 

Air force chief Prajin Jantong said he was about to request government permission for the deployment to participate in the "Eyes in the Sky" project with defence forces in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore.

ACM Prajin said the air force has nine Gripen fighter jets.

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