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The special schemes worn by RAF Eurofighter Typhoons

The January 2018 issue of Aviation News featured the special schemes worn by RAF Typhoons up to that point.

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When Eurofighter Typhoons deployed to London to protect the Olympics

In the September 2012 issue of AirForces Monthly Dr Dave Sloggett looked at the defence of the Olympic Games

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Carpathian Vipers' Baltic Air Policing debut: the inside story

As Romania’s LanceRs bow out, their F-16s made their Baltic Air Policing debut for NATO. Joris van Boven and Alex van Noije report from Lithuania

Pentagon considers changes to DC National Guard

The US DOD is reportedly developing plans to restructure the DC National Guard. The moves are intended to address issues that were highlighted by the response to the post-election riots that occurred in Washington DC on January 6, 2021, following the Presidential election and another incident that occurred in 2020

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The Eurofighter consortium’s future vision for the Typhoon

In a Key Publishing special magazine on the Typhoon and Tempest, Mark Ayton spoke with Eurofighter’s head of strategic marketing, Raffael ‘Klax’ Klaschka for a company outlook on the Typhoon

325th FW welcomes first USAF F-35As to Tyndall AFB

The 325th Fighter Wing has formally welcomed its first four F-35As to Tyndall AFB in Florida, where some 78 examples of the fifth-generation fighter will eventually equip three projected fully combat-capable Lightning II squadrons

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Why the Pilatus PC-21 is a revolutionary military trainer

Pilatus has proven itself as a world leading manufacturer of training aircraft. Rod Simpson details one of Switzerland’s most promising exports: the Pilatus PC-21

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How the Eurofighter Typhoon’s electronic warfare system provides protection

In a Key Publishing special magazine on the Typhoon and Tempest, Mark Ayton spoke with Leonardo’s Fiona Clark about the Typhoon’s electronic warfare systems

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The LanceR’s last hurrah: Romania's 60-year MiG-21 story

With F-16s from Portugal and Norway replacing the MiG-21 LanceR in Romanian service, Steven Coe reports from Bacău as the final jets fly into retirement

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How BAE Systems sees the evolution of RAF Typhoons

In a special Key Publishing magazine on the Typhoon and Tempest, Mark Ayton spoke with Anthony ‘Foxy’ Gregory and Andy Mallery-Blythe from BAE Systems to discuss the latest aspects of the UK Typhoon programme

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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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