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Overview of NATO's response to the rising tensions between Ukraine and Russia

Since Tensions have been rising since November last year, NATO members have been placing assets in various locations to augment a defensive response to a potential invasion of Ukraine by Russia. Key. Aero has put together all the known movements by the alliance in to one place

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Boeing upbeat on USAF AWACS replacement

Boeing says it sees an opportunity to sell its E-7 Airborne Early Warning and Control platform to the US Air Force, following a Request for Information to industry on February 8 this year and also the potential for reinvigorated international sales

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AIR International March 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Portugal's military cooperation with Angola

The Military Cooperation between Portugal and Angola started in 1998, in Aeronautical Military School of National Air Force (EMAFAN) near the city of Lobito, Angola, with the objective to help the instruction of the military formation and to provide support on the organisation and efficiency of the military training institutes

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Italy’s border patrol force enters a new era of operations

Having recently acquired a host of new aircraft, Italy’s border patrol force – the Guardia di Finanza – has entered a new era of operations, as it continues to fight crime and provide support for a number of activities throughout the country. We take a closer look

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DARPA completes unmanned flight with Black Hawk

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has completed the first ever flight of an unmanned Sikorsky UH-60A Black Hawk helicopter using its Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System

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Kuwait Air Force finally equips itself with the Eurofighter Typhoon

With the delivery of its first two Eurofighters last December, the Kuwait Air Force is finally equipping itself with the most advanced multi-role fighter to date. We explore the deal

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 81

Welcome to the 81st Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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Portugal prepares for the arrival of KC-390 at Beja Air Base

As the Portuguese Air Force prepares for the scheduled arrival of its first Embraer KC-390 in March 2023, work is underway on the infrastructure at Base Aérea 11/Beja Air Base, the selected home of the new transport aircraft

USAF retires first E-8C JSTARS

RETIREMENT OF the US Air Force’s fleet of 16 E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) aircraft officially got underway on February 10, when the first of these aircraft departed from its home at Robins Air Force, Base, Georgia, for the final time.

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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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