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ATAC Mirage F1CR crashes

A DASSAULT Mirage F1CR operated by military contractor Airborne Tactical Advantage Co (ATAC) crashed near Buckeye, about 30 miles west of Phoenix, Arizona, at approximately 1111hrs local time during a routine training mission on February 10.

First Dutch Reaper accepted

THE FIRST General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) MQ-9A Reaper for the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) has been officially acquired from the manufacturer.

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How France readied its Airbus A400M fleet for war

As France prepares to retire the last of its ageing C-160R Transalls, Babak Taghvaee looks at how the French Air and Space Force readied its Airbus A400M Atlas fleet for war

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What we know so far about Bell's 360 Invictus helicopter

We take a closer look at the light attack/scout helicopter that is one of two platforms being considered by the US Army as a viable replacement for its Kiowa Warrior fleet

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First Triton IFC-4 UAV delivered to US Navy

The first Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) configured to the Integrated Functional Capability 4 standard has been delivered to the US Navy

Spain's first CH-47F delivered

BOEING HAS delivered the first of 17 CH-47F Chinooks to the Fuerzas Aeromóviles del Ejército de Tierra (FAMET – Spanish Army Air Mobile Forces) after being remanufactured from an existing older model FAMET CH-47D.

BREAKING: Indonesia to buy 42 Rafales

Indonesia has ordered 42 “latest-generation” Rafales which was announced at a ceremony today (February 10) in Jakarta, as previously reported by Key.Aero.

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Ukraine air assets outmatched against Russia

The weaknesses of Ukraine’s air defence capabilities would leave any attempt to launch an aerial counterattack to a Russian invasion of its territory as vulnerable given Moscow’s qualitative and quantitative advantages

Second flight test of AARGM-ER missile deemed a success

Northrop Grumman has announced the completion of the second flight test of its AGM-88G Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile Extended Range launched from an F/A-18 Super Hornet at the Point Mugu Sea Range off the coast of California

An order for the Rafale is expected from Indonesia. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Cribelar News Premium

EXCLUSIVE: Indonesia Rafale announcement imminent

Indonesia is set to purchase the Dassault Rafale multirole fighter according to Key.Aero sources, although the number, which was originally believed to be 30, has not been confirmed.

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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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