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USAF sets up new logistics units for high-intensity warfare

Arguably, the biggest innovation in the world’s leading air force isn’t technological, it’s organizational. The US Air Force (USAF) is setting up new logistics units that are optimized specifically for high-intensity warfare. David Axe reports

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AirForces Monthly April 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Ukraine presses more Bayraktar TB2 UAVs into service

The Ukrainian military has received an additional unspecified number of Bayraktar TB2 armed unmanned aerial vehicles made by Turkish company Baykar Defence and has pressed them directly into service against invading units of the Russian military

NATO’s transport aircraft move land forces to the eastern flank of Europe

Multiple strategic and tactical air transport platforms belonging to NATO nations have been extremely busy moving land-based units to its Eastern flank in the past week

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In pictures: Islamabad Hoppers

Many of the aircraft involved in the Afghanistan evacuations had to hop over to Islamabad Airport in Pakistan to refuel, which is where Snappers Crew’s Hassan Ali Khan caught them

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Analysis: A new chapter for the Hellenic Air Force

After delivery of the first six Rafale DG/EGs to 332 Mira of the Hellenic Air Force, Babak Taghvaee reports on the future of the squadron and the fate of its Mirage 2000-SG3s

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An in-depth profile of the MV-22 Osprey

As the MV-22 Osprey becomes more and more embedded into US Marine Corps’ aviation tactics, Joe Copalman explains how through time the Osprey community has matured, how it stays modern and diversifies to ever-changing threats

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US Navy declares IOC with CMV-22B Osprey

The US Navy has publicly declared that initial operational capability has been reached with its CMV-22B Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft

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Mission report: Polish Air Force F-16s in Iceland for NATO Air Policing

In autumn 2021, Polish Air Force F-16s were deployed to Iceland for NATO Air Policing. Bartosz Głowacki reports

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Inside NATO's Neptune Strike 2022 exercise

Neptune Strike 2022 recently took place in and over the Adriatic Sea, Daniele Faccioli and Remo Guidi report on the multi-nation exercise

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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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