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RuASF displays latest Su-57s at ARMY-2022

Sukhoi Su-57 (Bort No ‘52 Red’, T-50S-4 serial 52202) was present on static display at Kubinka AB, near Moscow, during the International Military-Technical Forum ‘ARMY-2022’, which was held by the Russian MOD from August 15-21

Russian MOD inks deal for more Fullbacks

The Russian MOD has inked a deal with the United Aircraft Corporation – a subsidiary of Russia’s Rostec State Corporation – for the delivery of more Sukhoi Su-34 Fullback fighter-bombers to frontline units

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Russia shows off new Kh-69 cruise missile

During the Russian MOD-hosted International Military-Technical Forum ‘ARMY-2022’ – held at the Patriot Expo Centre in the Moscow region from August 15-21 – Russia’s Tactical Missile Corporation (KTRV) exhibited the new Kh-69 (X-69) radar track-reduced cruise missile

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 108

Welcome to the 108th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

US approves sale of 40 UH-60Ms to Australia

US State Department approval has been granted for the possible $1.95bn Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Australia of UH-60M Black Hawk utility helicopters

KC-46A makes emergency landing with boom still deployed

A USAF-operated KC-46A Pegasus was forced to make an emergency landing on August 23 with the refuelling boom still deployed after a malfunction in the retraction system

Final Exercise Point Blank of 2022 concludes

Exercise Point Blank 22-4 – the last of four quarterly-held exercises to be held in 2022 by the USAF’s 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk – took place from August 24-25

NATO confirms length of Fairford B-52 deployment

The length of deployment for the four USAF B-52Hs currently operating from RAF Fairford has been revealed by NATO

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USAF charts Grey Wolf progress as it receives first helicopters

Boeing and Leonardo Helicopters delivered four MH-139A Grey Wolf utility helicopters to Duke Field - located to the north of Eglin AFB, Florida - in mid-August as the USAF prepares to start test and development operations with the type

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German C-130J fleet grows with recent deliveries

Having received its first Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Super Hercules in February 2022, the German Air Force has now received half of the six airframes on order, following the delivery of the second and third aircraft

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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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