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Tactical Fighter Meet ‘86 at RAF Waddington

Early August 1986 saw a gathering of more than 70 aircraft from eight NATO countries at RAF Waddington for Tactical Fighter Meet (TFM) ‘86. Dr Kevin Wright talks to a former Phantom crew about one of the largest Cold War exercises held in the UK.

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Dyess Lancers wrap up first Morón B-1 deployment

Four US Air Force Rockwell B-1B Lancers from the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron at Dyess Air Force Base in Texas recently completed a month-long deployment to Morón Air Base in Spain.

Famous Test Pilot Anatoly Nikolaevich Kvochur – 1952-2024

Once described as “a pilot by the grace of God”, world renowned Soviet, later Russian, test pilot Anatoly Nikolaevich Kvochur died at the age of 71 following a long illness on April 16, 2024.

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‘Marine One’ finds new home in Texas

Former United States Marine Corps Sikorsky VH-3D Sea King 159358 was delivered on permanent loan to the George HW Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Texas on February 27, 2024.

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Insight into RAF ops in response to the Gaza war

For more than six months the RAF has been at the forefront of Britain’s response to the Gaza war. Tim Ripley looks at what has been going on

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F-35 cross-servicing milestone to greater NATO interoperability

In a significant development of aircraft interoperability across NATO forces, one country’s personnel conducted the first-ever unsupervised F-35 cross-service operation of another air arm’s Lightning IIs.

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Ramstein Flag – NATO’s new major air defence exercise

NATO is organising a major new air defence exercise that is due to involve over 140 aircraft.

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New RAF Typhoon Display Scheme unveiled

The new Typhoon display scheme was unveiled today at RAF Coningsby.

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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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