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Air Warrior Podcast Episode 11

In Episode 11 Alan Warnes speaks with freelance journalist Tim Ripley on the shootdown of the Russian Air Force Il-20 in September 2018 and Russia’s wider airborne intelligence gathering capabilities.

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European Mi-24/35 Survey: Bulgaria's Marginal Capability

Having once boasted a 44-strong Hind fleet, the Bulgarian Air Force's attack helicopter capability was cut in half in 1999 and later reduced to just six Mi-24Vs, with just two examples being airworthy at any one time. We provide expert analysis on Bulgaria's remaining Hind fleet

Indonesia receives two more Bell 412EPi helicopters

A further two Bell 412EPi utility helicopters have entered service with the Indonesian Army

AeroVironment secures USAF Puma 3 AE order, Raven support services

AeroVironment confirmed on July 22 that it has received two firm-fixed-price contracts from the USAF – worth US$15.94m – covering the procurement of Puma 3 AE unmanned aircraft systems, as well as support for the service’s existing fleet of Raven platforms

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UK’s current E-7A acquisition costs at £800m and counting

The UK has so far spent over £800m on the planned acquisition of E-7A Wedgetail AEW1 airborne early warning and control aircraft

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USMC F-35Bs damaged in lightning strike over Japan

A pair of USMC-operated Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning IIs have been damaged after the two fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters were recently struck by lightning in the vicinity of Makurazaki, Japan

European Mi-24/35 Survey: The Last Hinds

A formidable gunship and a veteran of the Cold War, the Mil Mi-24/35 is one of the most recognisable attack helicopters in the world. This week, Key.Aero will survey the seven remaining European operators of the venerable Hind, which looks set to decrease in the coming years

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India’s first two MH-60Rs inducted into naval service

The navies of India and the US marked a historic milestone on July 16, when the first two Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk multi-mission maritime utility helicopters were inducted into the Indian Naval Fleet during a ceremony at NAS North Island, California

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 53

Welcome to the 53rd Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here!

SNC delivers seventh EMARSS King Air 350 to US Army

Sierra Nevada Corporation revealed on July 15 that it has recently delivered its seventh fully integrated Beechcraft King Air 350 Mission Enhancement Kit aircraft to the US Army

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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