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Irish Air Corps’ commander on centenary and force’s future

As the Irish Air Corps celebrates its centenary, Chris Croot spoke to Brigadier General Rory O’Connor, General Officer Commanding of the organisation for his thoughts on the milestone and what the future may hold for the force

First UK manufactured V-tail for RAF Protector fitted

A GA-ASI MQ-9B Protector destined for the RAF has been fitted with the first V-tail manufactured on the Isle of Wight by GKN Aerospace

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Inside the Irish Air Corps: The helicopters of No 3 Ops Wing

From airlifting premature babies to fighting fires and conducting anti-terrorism operations, the IAC’s No 3 Ops Wing has a diverse range of responsibilities. Josef Campion reports

AERALIS reveals innovative modular jet at DIMDEX 2022 with Emir of Qatar present

British military jet developer, AERALIS revealed two full-scale replica jets during a ceremony at the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX) 2022 at Qatar's National Convention Centre on March 21

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 85

Welcome to the 85th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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Inside the Irish Air Corps: PC-12 NG Spectre

As the Irish Air Corps approaches its 100th anniversary, Key.Aero begins special coverage of the force by taking a closer look at its new Pilatus PC-12 aircraft. Josef Campion reports

Top Aces Skyhawks first air combat training involving USAF fighters in Europe was with F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 52nd Fighter Wing in December 2021. One of the company’s Skyhawks is shown taxiing at Spangdahlem Air Base, home of the 52nd FW. USAF/Tech Sgt Maeson L Elleman News Premium

EXCLUSIVE: Lakenheath F-15s fight A-4 Skyhawks

US Air Force F-15s from the 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath have been conducting air combat training with A-4 Skyhawks from adversary air provider Top Aces.

Aviano F-16s training from Lakenheath

The 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk is currently hosting 14 F-16 Fighting Falcons of the 510th Fighter Squadron (FS) ‘Buzzards’. The 13 F-16CMs and a sole F-16D arrived in the UK on Thursday, March 3 though didn’t start flying sorties until Tuesday, March 8.

Lockheed Martin celebrates 500th C-130J delivery

Lockheed Martin has marked a key milestone in its C-130J Super Hercules programme after the company announced it had recently delivered its 500th example on March 15

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Would Russia have invaded if Ukraine had kept its nuclear bombers?

As the war in Ukraine enters its fourth week, Dino Cararra looks back at the eastern European state's former nuclear bomber fleet and considers whether Russia would have invaded if the country had retained its once-formidable deterrent

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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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