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Twilight of the RAF Reaper

Since 2007, No 39 Squadron and its complement of MQ-9A Reaper drones have proved to be a vital asset for the RAF’s ISTAR/CAS force in supporting British and coalition combat operations in the Middle East, as Shaun Caffrey explains

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An overview of Ukrainian Army Aviation

Vladimir Trendafilovski highlights how the rotary-wing assets and bases of Ukrainian Army Aviation have fared in the war with Russia

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CAJ European Air Forces Fighter Bases poster

Download to view Combat Aircraft Journal's European Air Forces Fighter Bases poster

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What we know so far about Australia’s Loyal Wingman, the MQ-28A Ghost Bat

Boeing’s MQ-28A Ghost Bat is tipped to be a real game-changer in the field of airpower projection. AirForces Monthly explores the asset’s development and testing

Leonardo contracted by UK MOD for Proteus VTOL UAV demonstrator

A four-year contract, valued at €71m (£60m), has been awarded to Leonardo by the UK MOD's Defence Equipment and Support Future Capability Group to deliver the Rotary Wing Uncrewed Air System (RWUAS) Technology Demonstration Programme, or RWUAS CCD Phase 3 TDP

New Zealand's first Poseidon rolls out of paint shop

Boeing has completed the RNZAF's first P-8A Poseidon and rolled the aircraft out of the paint shop at the company’s production facility in Renton, Washington, on the evening of July 21 after being painted up in full RNZAF colours

FIA 2022: Textron introduces Citation Longitude maritime patrol aircraft

Textron Aviation announced on July 20 that it has developed a maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) variant of its Cessna Model 700 Citation Longitude aircraft

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Rise of the Phoenix: Inside NATO’s AGS Force

AirForces Monthly explores the NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Force, which is going through a baptism of fire as it continues to monitor the war in Ukraine

FIA 2022: AERALIS to explore collaboration with Ascent Flight Training

UK-based start-up military jet developer, AERALIS, has signed an MoU with Ascent Flight Training to work together on the future flying training system and explore potential collaboration opportunities in delivering military flying training services in the UK and overseas

FIA 2022: IAI signs contract with European country for special mission aircraft

Israel Aerospace Industries announced at the Farnborough Air Show on July 21 that it had signed a contract worth over $200m to provide a special mission aircraft to an unspecified European country

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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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