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The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 107

Welcome to the 107th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

Russia moves to increase Su-57 serial production

The United Aircraft Corporation is constructing a number of new facilities at its Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Plant in far-eastern Russia in a bid to build up capacity and allow the firm to increase serial production of the Sukhoi Su-57 fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighter

VMFA-314 F-35Cs return from historic carrier deployment

Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning IIs assigned to VMFA-314 ‘Black Knights’ have returned to MCAS Miramar, California, after completing a historic deployment with the US Navy’s Carrier Air Wing 9 (CVW-9) aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)

USAF receives final ‘Zombie Viper’ from Boeing

Personnel from the US DCMA’s AIMO St Augustine have celebrated a major milestone following the delivery of the final QF-16 ‘Zombie Viper’ Full Scale Aerial Target from Boeing’s facility at Cecil Airport in Jacksonville, Florida

US to donate eight H-1 helicopters to the Czech Republic

Eight H-1 helicopters are to be donated free-of-charge to the Czech Republic by the US

A C-5M Super Galaxy lifts off from Dover AFB. US Air Force photo/Roland Balik Feature Premium

C-5M Super Galaxy: Upgrading the USAF's Giant

Clive Bennett visited Dover AFB to hear about C-5 Galaxy operations as examples of the latest C-5M Super Galaxy variant entered service with the USAF. This article first appeared in the July 2013 issue of Aviation News

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Why Greece selected the F-35A as a F-4E replacement

Combat Aircraft Journal looks into a historic deal seeing Greece opt for the Lightning II as a replacement for its ageing F-4E fleet

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Combat Aircraft Journal October 2022

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Investigating Russia's lack of SEAD/DEAD capabilities over Ukraine

The Russian military has failed to conduct effective suppression and destruction of enemy air defenses (SEAD/DEAD) operations in Ukraine and has hit strike operations. Combat Aircraft Journal explains

USAF grounds CV-22B Osprey fleet

On August 16, the Commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, Lt Gen Jim Slife directed a safety stand down of all 52 CV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft in the fleet

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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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