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FIA 2022: AERALIS to explore collaboration with Ascent Flight Training

UK-based start-up military jet developer, AERALIS, has signed an MoU with Ascent Flight Training to work together on the future flying training system and explore potential collaboration opportunities in delivering military flying training services in the UK and overseas

FIA 2022: IAI signs contract with European country for special mission aircraft

Israel Aerospace Industries announced at the Farnborough Air Show on July 21 that it had signed a contract worth over $200m to provide a special mission aircraft to an unspecified European country

FIA 2022: Embraer and BAE Systems to market C-390 to Saudi Arabia

BAE Systems and Embraer signed an initial Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Farnborough International Airshow on July 19 to collaborate in Middle Eastern markets for the C-390, with an initial focus on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Cyprus National Guard orders six H145Ms

Airbus Helicopters has been contracted by the Government of Cyprus to supply six H145Ms for operation by the Cypriot National Guard/Air Force

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FIA 2022: Kratos sees success in XQ-58A Skyborg flights and eyes future milestones

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has announced the completion of a successful series of test flights for the USAF’s Skyborg programme – an AI-enabled autonomous system that is being developed to control uncrewed aircraft in future MUM-T operations

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FIA 2022: Aero outlines first delivery dates for initial L-39NG operators

Aero Vodochody has outlined when it expects to deliver the first serial production examples of its new-generation L-39NG advanced jet trainer to the Vietnam People’s Air Force and the Hungarian Air Force

First international air force confirmed for RAF’s Exercise Cobra Warrior

NATO Air Command has officially confirmed the first international air arm set to participate in the upcoming Exercise Cobra Warrior.

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FIA 2022: Leonardo prepares to manufacture first AW149s in the UK

Leonardo Helicopters announced on July 18 that it has started to establish a new AW149 production line at its facility in Yeovil, Somerset, as the race for the UK MOD’s New Medium Helicopter contract gains considerable pace

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FIA 2022: L-39NG attains type certification as Aero announces new MoU with Patriot Global Training

Aero Vodochody – the Czech Republic-based aircraft manufacturer and MRO services provider – made two major announcements regarding its new L-39NG advanced jet trainer on the opening day of the Farnborough International Airshow on July 18

Hot weather reportedly closes RAF Brize Norton runway… again

Key.Aero is receiving information that the runway has been closed at RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, reportedly due to damage caused by the high temperatures currently impacting much of the UK

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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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