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Which missiles will revolutionise air warfare in the future?

New aircraft may steal the headlines and pilots may be played by movie stars but it’s the weapons that are going to make the difference, Combat Aircraft Journal reports

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Arrival of PC-21 ushers in new era of aircrew training for Spain

AirForces Monthly reports on Spain’s newly acquired Pilatus PC-21 fleet as it formally takes over the Spanish Air and Space Force’s basic flying training mission from the C-101EB Aviojet

Two more Gripens delivered to Brazil

A further two Saab F-39E Gripens have been delivered to Brazil, where they will join the Brazilian Air Force's growing fleet

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Patrouille Suisse to visit RAF Waddington

The Swiss Air Force’s display team, the Patrouille Suisse, has announced it will be visiting RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire this weekend.

Why some RCAF flights will disappear from flight trackers

The proliferation of flight trackers and their increasing ability to follow aircraft has raised concerns with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).

Sierra Nevada to sustain Lebanese A-29B fleet

Sierra Nevada Corporation was awarded a two-year contract to sustain the Lebanese Air Force's fleet of six Embraer A-29B Super Tucanos on September 30

Sikorsky to produce additional UH-60Ms for Jordan 

Sikorsky is to produce two UH-60M Black hawks for the Royal Jordanian Air Force after  a contract valued at $32.8m was awarded to the US-based helicopter manufacturing giant on September 20

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How is Iran revolutionising its aerial firefighting capabilities?

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has been tasked with tackling wildfires. Combat Aircraft Journal examines how their role has grown as incidents increase

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The transformation of the US Navy Boeing E-6 Mercury

Its name may have changed early in its career, but the Boeing E-6 has since undergone further, more significant transformations. Combat Aircraft Journal reports

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Nigerien C-130H completes overhaul in Brussels

One of the Niger Air Force’s newest Lockheed C-130H Hercules has completed a major refurbishment by Sabena Technics at the firm’s facility in Brussels, Belgium

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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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