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Wisconsin ANG's final 'Badgers' F-16C departs Dane County

The departure of USAF F-16C Fighting Falcon from Dane County Regional Airport, Madison-Truax Field, Wisconsin, on October 5 marked the end of F-16 operations by the Wisconsin ANG’s 115th Fighter Wing/176th Fighter Squadron ‘Badgers’ after three decades flying the type

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Poland receives final upgraded PZL-130 Orlik

Airbus Poland has delivered the last of 28 PZL-130 Orlik (Eaglet) turboprop-driven two-seat trainers to the Polish Air Force, following its upgrade to TC-II standard

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Combat Aircraft Journal December 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Combat Aircraft Journal Calendar 2023

Combat Aircraft Journal Calendar 2023

Hensoldt deliver high performance radars to Ukraine for air defence

Hensoldt, a company specialising in modern aviation sensors will be increasing Ukraine’s air defence capability with four of its high performance TRML-4D radars to augment the country’s Diehl Defence’s IRIS-T SLM air defence system

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ARMY-2022: Russia showcases secretive new weapons away from Western eyes

Despite the pressures caused by the war in Ukraine, the eighth International Military-Technical Forum ‘ARMY-2022’ showcased the latest from Russia’s military industry. AirForces Monthly gained exclusive access

USAF B-1Bs return to Guam for Indo-Pacific ops amid rising tensions

For the second time this year, the USAF has deployed Rockwell B-1B Lancer supersonic-capable strategic bombers to Andersen AFB, Guam, to conduct multilateral training operations with allied nations in the region, as tensions continue to rise in the Indo-Pacific

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India inducts first HAL Light Combat Helicopter into service

The Indian Air Force officially inducted its first Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Light Combat Helicopter – serial ZF4831 – into service on October 3

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The Netherlands Coastguard is replacing its entire fleet: here's what you need to know

After years of preparation, the Netherlands Coastguard is replacing its entire fleet. Peter Ten Berg takes a look at the force as it switches from Dorniers and Dauphins to Dash-8s and AW189s

Japan receives more E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes

A further two Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes have been delivered by sea to Japan

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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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