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Which US military aircraft supported the President's recent UK visit?

We examine the logistics required for the success of Joe Biden's first visit to the UK as the US President for the G7 Summit, which - as expected - required a lot of airlift support

US Navy takes delivery of first TH-73A

The first operational TH-73A training helicopter was formally handed over to the US Navy on June 10 during a ceremony, held at the AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation (Leonardo) facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Australian F-35As participate in Arnhem Thunder 21

Royal Australian Air Force-operated Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning IIs have been deployed to RAAF Base Darwin, Northern Territory, to participate in Exercise Arnhem Thunder for the first time

Manufacture of first two B-21 Raiders completed

Significant progress has been made with the new Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider long-range strategic stealth bomber, following the revelation that the first two prototypes have now been completed at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, California

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What's in the 2022 US Defense Budget?

We look at the pros and cons of the recently released US Defense Budget request for the coming financial year

F-35s from four nations take part in Falcon Strike 21

Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters from four nations gathered together at Amendola Air Base in Italy’s Foggia province for Exercise Falcon Strike 21, which took place from June 7-15

Afghan Mi-17 crashes in Jaghatu

An Afghan Air Force-operated Mil Mi-17/17V-5 'Hip-H' heavy-lift tactical transport helicopter crashed during the night of June 8-9 in the Jaghatu district of Afghanistan’s Maidan Wardak province, following a technical malfunction

Turkmenistan receives first C-27J Spartan

The Turkmenistan Air Force has received the first of an undisclosed number of Leonardo C-27J Spartan Next Generation (NG) tactical transports, following its arrival in-country on June 6

USAF retires final OC-135B following Open Skies withdrawal

The USAF formally retired the second and final Boeing OC-135B photo observation aircraft on June 4, following a ceremony at Lincoln Airport in Nebraska, which is serving as the temporary home of the 55th Wing’s 45th RS

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Finland issues F/A-18 sustainment tenders

Finland issued a series of tenders as part of an ongoing sustainment efforts to maintain the current fleet of 62 F/A-18 Hornets

The Latest Military Aviation News All in One Place

This is the only website you need for the latest in military aviation news and analysis with specialist webpages focusing on the fastest and largest aircraft in the world, the airforces and their pilots. From this central hub you can find links to the many categories of articles within Key.Aero that provide that in-depth coverage of military aviation. Learn about the varied facets of military aviation, its history and its fighters, transports and the airshows where they can all be seen on static display or in flying displays overhead.

Airforce and Military Aircraft News

All the latest news you will want to read about the airforces of the world, large and small can be found in this one place. The United States airforce, the Russian Federation airforce, the Republic of Korea airforce, and China’s People’s Liberation Army airforce, have some of the largest fleets in the world. The challenges that face these airforces, and others, range from the management of ageing fleets to working with industry to develop the latest aircraft technologies for the entry into service of fifth generation and stealth capable fighters and bombers.

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Military Fighters Aircraft and Combat Aircraft

Discover everything about the deadliest military fighter aircraft in the world in this section. Links to expert resources and articles can be found here for the fast jets from the world’s biggest manufacturers, Lockheed Martin, Russia’s Sukhoi Design Bureau, China’s Chengdu Aircraft Industry Corporation, and the European consortium that is Eurofighter Typhoon. News and analysis of their aircrafts’ capabilities are easy to find along with comprehensive background information of the world’s key models and makes of fighter. The Mach 2 capable Boeing F-15 Strike Eagle air superiority fighter, able to intercept an enemy’s fighters at long range, the agile Sukhoi Su-35 designed to win up close engagements with its thrust vectoring; and the radar defeating stealth aircraft from Lockheed Martin, the F-117 Knighthawk, the F-22 Raptor and the F-35 Lightning II, can all be found here along with many other fast jets.

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Military Transport Aircraft

The largest aircraft in any fleet, in this section you can discover the history of, and the latest technology developments for, these behemoths of the sky. With huge wingspans and multiple engines, the global nature of conflict since the 20th century has required the international reach of these massive long-haul aircraft. From the United States Airforce’s Lockheed C-5 Galaxy to the Antonov An-124 Ruslan of the Russian Federation airforce and the Airbus A400M used by various other European airforces, the military transport aircraft carrying men and materials around the world can be found in this comprehensive resource.

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Military Aircraft Shows

The Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Cosford air show, China’s Zhuai airshow, Germany’s ILA Berlin and Russia’s MAKS International Aviation and Space Salon are all shows that provide fantastic opportunities to see, hear and learn about the latest in military aircraft from fast jets to strategic bombers. Key.Aero’s military aircraft show section will keep you up to date with the latest news provided by its reporters attending these major airshows, and others, around the world that have military displays presenting the latest capabilities.

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