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NAWCAD: Inside the largest military test facility in the US

The largest test facility in the US has a unique approach to its work. Combat Aircraft Journal visits the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) at Patuxent River, Maryland to find out more

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Behind the scenes at Tain bombing range

A controller at the Tain Air Weapons Range, Sgt Andy Walker, gives insights into the roles of this Scottish facility and how it has recently expanded its portfolio of customers

Final Airbus A321LR delivered to the Luftwaffe

Lufthansa Technik has delivered the second and final Airbus A321LR strategic transport to the Luftwaffe (German Air Force), following an intensive testing and acceptance programme

Greece donates ERJ135 to Cyprus

An Embraer ERJ135BJ Legacy 600 business jet has been donated to Cyprus by the Greek government

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EXCLUSIVE: Italy’s newest attack helicopter completes first flight

The initial prototype of Italy’s next-generation attack helicopter – Leonardo Helicopters’ AW249 – completed its highly anticipated maiden flight at Vergiate Airport near Milan in northern Italy on August 19

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Flying the F-35: A Danish test pilot's story

From ejecting during his final check ride before qualifying as an F-16 pilot to becoming the first Dane to fly an F-35, Combat Aircraft Journal looks at ‘Mon’s’ career

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Inside the unique aerial mission of the Argentine Coast Guard

The Servicio de Aviación of the Prefectura Naval Argentina is the only coast guard air service in Latin America operating over the South Atlantic and the rivers of the country. Combat Aircraft Journal reports on this unique aerial operation

Sri Lankan Air Force receives first Dornier 228

A ceremony was held at Sri Lankan Air Force (SLAF) Base Katunayake, adjacent to Colombo International Airport, on August 15 to induct the first SLAF Dornier 228 into service

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 107

Welcome to the 107th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

Russia moves to increase Su-57 serial production

The United Aircraft Corporation is constructing a number of new facilities at its Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Plant in far-eastern Russia in a bid to build up capacity and allow the firm to increase serial production of the Sukhoi Su-57 fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighter

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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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