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Turkey’s new 'unmanned fighter' steps closer to first flight after ground test success

Turkish defence company, Baykar, has marked a significant milestone in the development of its Bayraktar Kizilelma UCAV after the initial prototype successfully completed its first Automatic Taxi and Running Test at the Akinci Flight Training and Test Center in Tekirdağ, Turkey, on November 20

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US Navy’s newest aircraft carrier arrives for first UK visit

The US Navy’s first-in-class aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R Ford (CVN-78), and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile cruiser, USS Thomas Hudner (DDG-116), arrived in Portsmouth, Hampshire, for a scheduled port visit in the UK on November 14

Just a Nice Pic Competition - Top 10!

Combat Aircraft Journal presents ten outstanding images from its first ‘just a nice pic’ competition.

RNLAF receives final CH-47F Chinook from Boeing

Boeing has delivered the 20th and final CH-47F Chinook to the Royal Netherlands Air Force

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Falcon 7X spotted in Indonesian Air Force colours

A Dassault Falcon 7X business jet wearing the markings of the Indonesian Air Force has been spotted in the Netherlands ahead of what is believed to be the aircraft’s imminent delivery to the Asian air arm

Romania inks €388m deal to buy F-16s from Norway

A contract for the sale of 32 second-hand Royal Norwegian Air Force Lockheed Martin F-16AM/BM (MLU) Fighting Falcons to Romania was signed by the Romanian government and the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency on November 4

Sweden joins list of nations looking to axe NH90 helicopter fleet

After Belgium, Australia and Norway announced plans to axe and replace their respective NHIndustries NH90 helicopter fleets, Gen Micael Bydén – the Supreme Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces – revealed that Sweden would follow suit in a recently published defence modernisation and procurement guidance report

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IN PICTURES: Uganda marks Independence Day with stylish military flypast!

Held annually at the Kololo Airstrip in Uganda’s capital city, Kampala, the national Independence Day Ceremony and Military Parade was celebrated on October 9, with the Uganda People’s Defence Air Force marking the occasion with a stylish flypast

Secretive X-37B spaceplane returns from record-breaking two-year mission

The US Space Force’s secretive Boeing X-37B OTV – a highly classified, unmanned, reusable spaceplane – has returned to Earth after successfully completing its sixth operational mission, during which the platform beat its own previous flight duration record by remaining in orbit for 908 days before landing

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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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