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UK’s A400M fleet nears completion with penultimate delivery

The RAF’s fleet of Airbus A400M Atlas C1 heavy-lift tactical transports has grown to 21 aircraft, following the arrival of the penultimate example (serial ZM420) at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire on October 11

Portugal's first KC-390 arrives at Beja

The first of five Portuguese Air Force Embraer KC-390 Millennium tanker-transport aircraft - registration PT-ZDK (c/n 390000011) - touched down at the type's future home base, Beja Air Base in Portugal, on October 16

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 115: Helicopter Edition

Welcome to the 115th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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AIR International November 2022

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Inside the US Navy Reserve's last operational P-3C Orion squadron

Washington’s Patrol Squadron 69 (VP-69) ‘Totems’ was the sole active P-3C squadron in the US Navy Reserve fleet until September 30. AirForces Monthly visited the unit to report on the twilight of its Orion operations

Dutch MOD progressing with plan to reopen De Peel Air Base for F-35 ops

Plans to reopen De Peel Air Base for F-35A Lightning II operations from 2024 continue to make progress as the Dutch MOD strives to find room to expand its operational footprint following earlier base closures amidst the continued deterioration of the global security situation

More than 50 F-35As now in Australian service

A further four Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters have been delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force, bringing the total number in service to 54 aircraft out of 72 on order

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What progress has Embraer’s KC-390 programme made to date?

Dave Allport provides a brief overview of progress to date on the Embraer KC-390 Millennium programme

94th FS breaks F-22 live-fire missile record

The USAF’s 94th Fighter Squadron – a component of the 1st Fighter Wing at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia – recently broke the record for the most air-to-air missiles loaded and fired from an F-22A Raptor whilst taking part in an exercise

Textron Aviation delivers 1,000th T-6 Texan II

Textron Aviation Defense announced the delivery of its 1,000th Beechcraft T-6 Texan II on October 12. This came as the global Texan II fleet marked a major milestone, having now surpassed five million flight hours

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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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