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The US Navy tests the MQ-25 and its systems aboard an aircraft carrier

The US Navy in mid-December tested its new tanker drone–and, equally importantly, the drone’s control systems–aboard an aircraft carrier.

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AIRCRAFT REPORT: P-8A Poseidon the king of the seas

We chart the ongoing development of the Boeing P-8A Poseidon and details how the maritime patrol aircraft has proven its worth over oceanic skies as orders for the type continue to grow

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USMC begins transition to the CH-53K

The US Marine Corps’ Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461 has become the first unit to transition from the CH-53E Super Stallion to the new CH-53K King Stallion

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IN PICTURES: VMFA-314 'Black Knights' F-35Cs at NAS Fallon

During May 2021, the ‘Black Knights’ joined the other three fighter/attack squadrons of CVW-9, the ‘Tophatters’ of VFA-14, the ‘Black Aces’ of VFA-41 and the ‘Vigilantes’ of VFA-151 for their Strike Fighter Advanced Readiness Program (SFARP) deployment to NAS Fallon in Nevada

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Royal Australian Air Force Tigers hit the desert for training with USMC

The Australian Army’s 162 Squadron traveled half way across the world to take part in the USMC’s Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course – and found that some of the training conditions were more familiar than others

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Naval Airpower: China vs USA

As tensions between the East and West continue to rise, We lend our expert analysis on the rise of the Chinese naval airpower and how the US is moving to deter it

Bahrain to receive simulators for new F-16 fleet

Bahrain will receive F-16 simulators produced by Lockheed Martin to train pilots for national defence missions under a new agreement

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The Cypriot National Guard Air Command and its anti-tank capabilities

The Cypriot National Guard Air Command plans to enhance its anti-tank capabilities. We explain why

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Whatever happened to the KC-767A

Stratotanker was one of the most difficult and controversial tasks ever undertaken by the USAF. We detail the rise and fall of the ill-fated KC-767A deal

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Seymour Johnson AFB F-15E Strike Eagles Rocketing through Europe

USAF F-15E squadron, 336th FS ‘Rocketeers’ recently flew shoulder-to-shoulder with their Greek, Bulgarian and Romanian counterparts in support of operation Castle Forge, a US Air Forces Europe and Air Forces Africa-led joint, multinational training operation. Alexander Mladenov reports from Graf Ignatievo

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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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