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New Zealand receives first P-8A Poseidon from Boeing

Boeing delivered the first of four P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to the Royal New Zealand Air Force during a ceremony at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington, on December 7

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South Korean F-4E Phantom IIs resume flight operations

The Republic of Korea Air Force has lifted the grounding order on its McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II fleet following a crash on August 12, 2022

Poland, France take over NATO's Baltic Air Policing mission in Lithuania

Having concluded its latest NATO Baltic Air Policing rotation to Šiauliai Air Base, the last of the Hungarian Air Force JAS 39C Gripens departed the Lithuanian base after being replaced by a detachment of French Air and Space Force-operated Rafales on December 1

Croatian Air Force MiG-21 Mongol crashes 

A Croatian Air Force MiG-21UMD Mongol fighter crashed during a four-ship formation flight in the early afternoon of December 6

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Ukrainian 'kamikaze' drones strike Russian bomber bases

Long-range drones developed by Ukraine may have been behind attacks on several air bases deep inside Russia that are home to the country’s strategic bombers

OPINION: Should the West donate more military aircraft to Ukraine?

As the Ukraine-Russia War continues into what will be a brutal winter, Alan Warnes asks whether or not the West should donate more military aircraft to Ukraine?

US Army names Bell’s V-280 Valor as Black Hawk successor

The US Army revealed on December 5 that it has awarded the Future Long Range Assault Aircraft contract to Bell Textron and its V-280 Valor tiltrotor – a platform that will eventually replace the service’s Black Hawk helicopters and shape the future of US Army Aviation operations

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Why is Brazil retiring its Mi-35M gunships after just 10 years of ops?

The decision by Brazil to ditch its Hind gunships by the end of 2022 came as a surprise. AirForces Monthly examines the factors behind the grounding of the fleet

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 122

Welcome to the 122nd Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

Poseidons from US Navy's VP-45 complete Exercise Keen Sword 23

Patrol Squadron 45 ‘The World Famous Pelicans’, a US Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft squadron, has concluded its participation in Exercise Keen Sword 23 – an annually held bilateral training exercise that aims to enhance US-Japan interoperability and operational readiness in the Indo-Pacific region

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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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