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A-10 Thunderbolt II in depth: Upgrades and politics

The USAF finally has permission to divest some of its operational fleet of A-10s – though there is still Congressional support for the Thunderbolt II

Argentina receives new C-130H under lease from US

The USAF has leased a Lockheed C-130H Hercules from the Georgia ANG to the Argentine Air Force, marking the beginning of an 11-month collaboration that will see the tactical transport play a crucial role in logistical support and supply operations across Argentina and Antarctica

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AIR International July 2023

The full issue in page-turning format

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Lightnings go Dutch: Assessing the impact of the F-35A on the RNLAF

As the second of three Royal Netherlands Air Force squadrons continues its transition from the F-16AM/BM (MLU) Fighting Falcon to the F-35A Lightning II, Gert Kromhout assesses the fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighter's impact on the Dutch air arm

Greece welcomes first two M-346 Masters to Kalamata

Greece formally welcomed the first two of ten Leonardo M-346 Master advanced jet trainers, which it is acquiring in partnership with the Israeli government, during a ceremony held at the new Elbit Systems-run International Flight Training Centre at Kalamata Air Base on May 17

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How the A-10’s awesome GAU-8 Gatling gun works

An overview of the General Dynamics 30mm GAU-8 Gatling gun, the weapon around which the A-10 Thunderbolt II was designed.

Leonardo secures Azerbaijan as latest C-27J Spartan customer

Azerbaijan has become the latest nation to join the global family of C-27J Spartan operators, after Leonardo revealed on June 8 that a contract for the delivery of an unspecified number of examples of the tactical transport had been inked in Italy

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Kosovo becomes latest Bayraktar TB2 operator

The Kosovo Security Forces have become the latest operator of the Turkish-made Baykar Bayraktar TB2 medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned combat air vehicle, Pristina-based media reported on May 5

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 149

Welcome to the 149th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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Cold War A-10s: Bentwaters and Woodbridge Tankbusters

In the June, 2015 issue of Aviation News, Doug Gordon looked back at the A-10 Thunderbolt IIs and pilots attached to the 81st Tactical Fighter Wing at RAF Bentwaters and Woodbridge during the Cold War.

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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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