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109th AW ‘Skibird’ marks first Antarctic deployment with upgraded engines

After receiving new, more powerful turboprop engines, the New York ANG's 109th Airlift Wing deployed the first of five Lockheed LC-130H Hercules transports to Antarctica on October 19 in support of research operations being conducted by the US National Science Foundation

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 119

Welcome to the 119th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

UK marks operational debut for AH-64E

The British Army Air Corps' newly acquired Boeing AH-64E (Version 6) Apache Guardian attack helicopter has marked its operational debut after the type participated in Exercise Talon Guardian

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How Russia is using Iran's secretive Shahed 'kamikaze' drones against Ukraine

Putin has turned to Iranian Shahed-131/136 drones to target Ukraine’s population, including its civilians. AirForces Monthly unveils more on the secretive aircraft

Australia moves to expand airlift capacity with new C-130J-30s

Australia is set to acquire a 24-strong fleet of new-build C-130J-30 Super Hercules tactical transports as the nation’s looks to replace the older C-130Js in RAAF service and expand its current fleet of medium-lift air mobility assets under the first phase of Project AIR 7404

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USAF’s ‘Gamblers’ stand up with Taiwanese F-16Vs in Tucson

The USAF’s 21st FS ‘Gamblers’ has recently been stood up at Morris ANGB in Tucson, Arizona, following its relocation from Luke AFB and its transition to the Republic of China Air Force’s newly upgraded F-16V Fighting Falcon

Poland agrees MQ-9A Reaper lease deal

As Poland continues to increase its defence spending in the face of the Ukraine War and the renewed Russian threat, the Polish Ministry of National Defence has signed an agreement with General Atomics to lease an undisclosed number of MQ-9A Reaper RPA

US Navy resurrects EA-18G five years after mid-air collision

More than five years after a US Navy-operated EA-18G Growler was involved in a mid-air collision with another aircraft that deemed it to be damaged beyond repair, the electronic attack jet has been returned to flight operations after the service completed a complex refurbishment process

USMC marks major milestone with final AH-1Z Viper delivery

The US Marine Corps (USMC) received its 189th and final Bell AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Camp Pendleton in California on November 4

US Navy resumes T-45C Goshawk flight ops after safety pause

The US Navy’s Chief of Naval Air Training authorised the resumption of flight operations for the McDonnell Douglas T-45C Goshawk jet trainer on October 31, after both the Navy’s and USMC’s fleets were grounded more than two weeks earlier due to rising safety concerns

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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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