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First two Croatian Black Hawks delivered

CROATIA HAS taken delivery of its first two Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawks.

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NASA pilot reveals what the ER-2 is like to fly

What is involved in operating the NASA ER-2 at very high altitude? Mark Broadbent speaks with a pilot to find out

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AirForces Monthly March 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Behind-the-scenes with the USAF 56th Rescue Squadron

As the 56th RQS is on the verge of a new deployment to the Middle East, Air Forces Monthly visit the squadron for an update on its activities

UK MOD goes for sustainability in BAe 146 replacement

The UK Ministry of Defence will acquire two Dassault 900LX business jets to replace the outgoing BAe 146 fleet in the Command Support Air Transport role

Brazil moves to acquire the V-BAT drone

Shield AI has announced that it has signed a contract with VSK Tactical, through reseller and facilitator Contingent Global, to provide Brazil with V-BAT 128 unmanned aircraft systems

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Analysis: The UK’s Defence Space Strategy

The publication of the UK Defence Space Strategy adds more substance to the often-ephemeral claims of the country's ambitions in space, although questions as to what difference it can make remain

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USAF issues RfI for replacement F-35 engine

The US Air Force fires the starting gun for a head-to-head contest to up-engine the USAF’s F-35A Joint Strike fighter between the General Electric XA-100 and Pratt & Whitney XA-101 powerplant

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 80

Welcome to the 80th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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Portuguese P-3C Orion supports search for missing adventurer

While the P-3C maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) might more commonly be associated with anti-submarine warfare operations, one of, if not the most, important missions the type will regularly undertake will be that of search and rescue (SAR)

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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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