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The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 165

Welcome to the 165th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

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Wagner troops believed killed in Mali crash

The Mali Air Force lost its sole Ilyushin Il-76 transport aircraft (TZ-98T) in a fatal accident after overrunning the runway at Gao International Airport in Mali on Saturday, September 23, 2023.

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US Marines Sharpshooters stand down

The 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing and Marine aircraft group MAG-11 said goodbye to Marine fighter attack training squadron VMFAT-101, when the unit was deactivated at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, on September 29, 2023.

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First Slovak F-16 Viper unveiled

The first F-16C Block 70 for the Slovak Air Force (SAF) had a ceremonial roll out at Lockheed Martin’s production facility in Greenville, on September 6 2023. The aircraft, serial 1001 (FMS 20-4001, c/n EY-01), was shown to Slovak Defence Minister Martin Sklenár and a senior Slovakian MoD delegation. It is expected to begin flight tests this November.

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Ukraine steps up Storm Shadow attacks

As was expected, the series of Ukrainian special operations against Russian high-value targets based in Russian-occupied Crimea that began in August continued in September.

Armed RAF Typhoons fly in to Poland

Fully armed RAF Typhoon jets have landed in Poland to conduct multiple training exercises with Poland and other NATO allies.

Sweden accelerates Gripen E deliveries

On 12 September, Sweden’s Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) announced a SEK5.8 billion ($520 million) contract with Saab covering a newly funded package of capability enhancements and adjusted delivery schedules for the Gripen during

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How a botched intercept downed an ANG F-16

An executive summary of the US Air Force Accident Investigation report into the loss of an Oklahoma Air National Guard F-16CM on March 23, 2022.

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 164

Welcome to the 164th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

Typhoon jets use road as a runway in RAF first

Two of the RAF’s frontline jets tested and proved the capability in Finland as part of Exercise Baana. The Finnish Air Force’s annual training exercise took place on a public road in Tervo, which is usually used for normal traffic but specially designed as an emergency landing.

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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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