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Lithuania’s first UH-60Ms near completion

Lithuania’s Ministry of Defence announced on August 16 that the first three UH-60M Black Hawks for the Lithuanian Air Force have been transferred from the Sikorsky factory to the modification facility in Huntsville, Alabama, for completion

Brazilian KC-390 completes first aerial refuelling mission

Embraer’s KC-390 Millennium tanker-transport has marked a major operational milestone in Brazilian service, after the Brazilian Air Force completed the type’s first official air-to-air refuelling mission on August 9

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Passing the Viper Test: Inside the Air Force Reserve Command Test Center

Training is vital for pilots in the national guard and reserve, flying newer-block F-16s. Joe Copalman looks at the role of the US ANG and Air Force Reserve Command Test Center (AATC)

RAF launches Poseidon on first SAR mission

An RAF-operated Boeing P-8A Poseidon MRA1 maritime patrol aircraft from RAF Lossiemouth in Moray, Scotland, was launched to help rescue two transatlantic rowers on August 18, marking the first time the type has been deployed to support an active SAR operation

Spain ceases training operations with the Aviojet

After more than four decades of service, the Spanish Air and Space Force has ceased training operations with the CASA C-101EB Aviojet at Murcia-San Javier Air Base in southeastern Spain

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USAF’s in-development EC-37B visits future home

Highly modified Gulfstream EC-37B Compass Call - registration N591GA (c/n 5591) - made a brief visit to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, on August 17

Mali commissions new aircraft into Air Force service

During a ceremony at Base Aérienne 101 Bamako-Sénou/Modibo Keita International Airport on August 9, various new aircraft were formally inducted into Force Aérienne de la République du Mali (Malian Republic Air Force) service

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IN PICTURES: Greece highlights Dassault bond with mixed formation flight

With a long lineage of Dassault jets flying with Greek forces, the Rafale is the latest generation to enter service with the Hellenic Air Force, reports Combat Aircraft Journal

US Army completes UH-60V IOT&E testing

The US Army’s Utility Helicopters Project Office recently completed Initial Operational Test and Evaluation of the Sikorsky UH-60V Black Hawk utility helicopter that successfully demonstrated and assessed the aircraft’s ability to meet its design requirements

Danish F-16s deploy to Iceland

Four Royal Danish Air Force-operated F-16AM (MLU) Fighting Falcons have been deployed to Keflavik Air Base in Iceland

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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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