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USAF risks bearing costs of future KC-46 delays

The US Government Accountability Office has recommended that the US Air Force fully test the KC-46A tanker programme’s remote vision system before the technology enters service in order to address previously highlighted deficiencies

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Sri Lanka to get King Air 360ER for maritime surveillance

Kansas-based Textron Aviation has been awarded a $11.44m firm fixed price contract under the Fiscal Year 2022 US Foreign Military Sales programme to provide a Beechcraft King Air 360ER turboprop aircraft to the Sri Lanka Air Force

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Inside the Royal Netherlands Air Force’s Cougar operations

Carlo Kuit and Paul Kievit of Bronco Aviation delve into the world of Royal Netherlands Air Force’s Aérospatiale Cougar operations with 300 Squadron out of Gilze-Rijen Air Base

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The SAS mission to destroy Exocets during Falklands War

Described by experienced SAS members as a 'suicide mission', Operation Mikado was an unsuccessful plan by British special forces which involved striking Argentine air bases in a bid to wipe out the threat posed by the country's Exocet anti-ship missiles and the Super Etendard jets carrying them. Key Aero recounts the details of this daring plan

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No 12 Squadron: the joint British-Qatari Typhoon training unit

No 12 Squadron – the joint British-Qatari Typhoon training unit – ended 2021 in the Middle East. Key.Aero looks back at the squadron’s recent history and its participation in Exercises Magic Carpet and Fox Defender

USAF deploy F-22 Raptors plus other assets to the Middle East

Post multiple attacks throughout January which threatened US and Emirati armed forces stationed In Abu Dhabi, USAF F-22 Raptors deployed to Al Dhafra Air Base, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on February 12

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Bear necessities: Profile of Russia’s Tu-95 bomber

A massive, unimaginably noisy and definitely antiquated-looking turboprop bomber, the Tu-95MS Bear-H still retains its significance in Russia’s nuclear triad

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Overview of NATO's response to the rising tensions between Ukraine and Russia

Since Tensions have been rising since November last year, NATO members have been placing assets in various locations to augment a defensive response to a potential invasion of Ukraine by Russia. Key. Aero has put together all the known movements by the alliance in to one place

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Boeing upbeat on USAF AWACS replacement

Boeing says it sees an opportunity to sell its E-7 Airborne Early Warning and Control platform to the US Air Force, following a Request for Information to industry on February 8 this year and also the potential for reinvigorated international sales

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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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