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USAF E-3s deployed to Europe

For the first time since Russia launched its large scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, two US Air Force Boeing E-3G Sentry airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft deployed to Europe

USAF B-1Bs integrate with ROKAF F-35As as bombers return to Guam

For the first time this year, the USAF has deployed an undisclosed number of B-1B Lancer supersonic-capable strategic bombers to Andersen AFB in Guam as part of the latest Bomber Task Force mission to the highly tense Indo-Pacific region

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RNLAF prepares to upgrade 28 AH-64Ds to the Echo-model Apache

As the Royal Netherlands Air Force prepares to upgrade its 28 AH-64D Apache to the Echo-model, No 302 Squadron at Robert Gray Army Field, Texas, is playing a vital role in the transition process. Frank Visser spoke with the unit commander

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 131

Welcome to the 131st Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

British Typhoons train with Royal Saudi Air Force 

RAF personnel currently deployed in the Middle East performed a land away and integration with the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) in Saudi Arabia

RAF Chinooks return to Estonia and NATO nations announce support for Ukraine

After returning to the UK In August last year, RAF Chinooks from No 18(B) Squadron at RAF Odiham have returned to Amari Air Base in Estonia for operation PELEDA. During the first week they were tasked with transporting defence ministers to a meeting in support of Ukraine.

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AirForces Monthly March 2023

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OPINION: What is going on with the RAF's Hawk T2 fleet?

With the RAF now suffering a crisis in its advanced jet training capability following the grounding of its Hawk T2 fleet due to engine woes, Alan Warnes asks why the UK MOD appears to be in disarray and whether or not this will be exacerbated in the upcoming Integrated Defence Review Refresh

Airbus: A400M Atlas C1 a boost for UK Special Forces

Airbus Defence and Space has said the RAF’s fleet of A400M Atlas C1 tactical transports are outperforming the Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules C4/C5 airlifters they are replacing, increasing the effectiveness of UK Special Forces operations

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RAF Hawk T2 issues see just two fast-jet pilots graduate in six months

Only two RAF fast-jet student pilots graduated in the first half of the current financial year because the number of flying hours on the Hawk T2 training aircraft at RAF Valley has been significantly curtailed due to a fault with its Rolls-Royce turbofan engine, an influential group of MPs has been told

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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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