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Inside RAF VC10 Afghanistan and Iraq operations

In a soon-to-be-released special publication, Stephen Skinner details RAF VC10 Afghanistan and Iraq operations, where the quadjet saw frontline action in both the air-to-air refuelling and transport roles.

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Combat Aircraft Journal August 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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ILA Berlin 2022: More P-8A Poseidons for Germany?

After the German government signed a contract for the purchase of five Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft in September 2021 – three months after formally accepting a letter of offer – there is now growing speculation that the order could be topped up with a further seven aircraft

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ILA Berlin 2022: Luftwaffe receives first Airbus A321LR

Lufthansa Technik AG handed over the first of two Airbus A321LR (Long Range) strategic troop transports to the Luftwaffe at the ILA Berlin Airshow on June 23

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ILA Berlin 2022: Boeing seeks to define German CH-47F requirements

Boeing is working with its suppliers to define the requirements of the German government, after the latter revealed on June 1 that it had selected the CH-47F Chinook to replace the Luftwaffe’s ageing fleet of CH-53GA/GS Sea Stallion heavy-lift transport helicopters

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ILA Berlin 2022: Germany’s second C-130J to be delivered this weekend

The second Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules tactical transport for the Luftwaffe is set to be delivered to the joint Franco-German airlift unit at Évreux-Fauville Air Base, northern France, this weekend (June 25-26)

VIDEO: Irish Air Corps PC-9Ms conduct live-fire exercise

Once a year, the Flight Training School (FTS) of the Irish Air Corps (IAC) carries out a live fire exercise with its Pilatus PC-9Ms. Take a look at some behind the scenes cockpit action

ILA Berlin 2022: Spain orders 20 Eurofighters under Project Halcón

Airbus Defence and Space announced at the ILA Berlin Airshow on June 23 that the NATO Eurofighter and Tornado Management Agency (NETMA) has signed a landmark contract for the acquisition of 20 latest generation Eurofighter jets

First Italian F-35A lands at Ghedi Air Base

The first Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II destined for the Italian Air Force's 6º Stormo (6th Wing) 'Diavoli Rossi (Red Devils)' landed at Ghedi Air Base in Northern Italy on June 16

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ILA Berlin 2022: Lockheed Martin drops F-16 Block 70/72 from Czech fighter race

As the Czech Air Force continues to weigh up its plans to potentially replace its 14-strong Saab JAS-39C/D Gripen multi-role fighter fleet, Lockheed Martin has revealed that it has decided to drop its F-16 Block 70/72 Fighting Falcon proposal to instead prioritise its F-35A Lightning II offering

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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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