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Military

Fire Scout begins AN/ZPY-8 radar flight trials

The US Navy has commenced flight testing of the Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter, equipped with Leonardo’s AN/ZPY-8 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar.

MDHI contracted to support Afghan Cayuse Warriors

The US Department of Defense has awarded a logistics support contract to MD Helicopters Inc (MDHI) to further support the Afghan Air Force’s fleet of MD 530F Cayuse Warrior light attack/scout helicopters.

French A400M lands in New Zealand for the first time

An Armeé de l’Air (AdlA, French Air Force) Airbus A400M Atlas landed in New Zealand for the first time whilst conducting a repatriation mission in support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts.

China to debut Xian H-20 stealth bomber this year?

According to local media sources, China is readying to publicly debut its first domestically-produced strategic subsonic stealth bomber, the Xian H-20, later this year.

Litening-5 and RecceLite pods for M-346FA

RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems has announced that it will supply its AN/AAQ-28(V) Litening-5 targeting pod and RecceLite reconnaissance system for integration on Leonardo’s M-346FA light combat aircraft.

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Commercial

Sriwijaya Air 737 crash: What do we know so far?

The aviation industry was shaken over the weekend following the loss of an Indonesian airliner. Key.Aero reviews what is known about the flight, aircraft and airline involved

Farewell M&S: New BA catering partner revealed

After parting ways with the British retailer in October, the airline has announced its latest collaborator

Sriwijaya Air 737 missing after take-off in Indonesia

An Indonesian Boeing 737 with 62 people onboard has gone missing after take-off from Jakarta.

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Historic

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Flight Simulation

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Flight Sim Q&A

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