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Sierra Nevada wins KC-130J Harvest HAWK Plus contract

Sierra Nevada Corporation has been selected by NAVAIR to support the installation of the Harvest Hercules Airborne Weapons Kit (HAWK) onto two USMC-operated Lockheed Martin KC-130J tactical tanker-transports

Germany ends 14-year Tornado/Heron recon mission in Afghanistan

The German Air Force’s Tactical Air Force Wing 51 ‘Immelmann’ has marked the end of an era, following the cessation of the unit’s 14-year-long reconnaissance mission in Afghanistan

UK CH-47 in Mali News Premium

UK to maintain Chinook presence in Sahel

The UK Ministry of Defence has said that there are no immediate implications to its Chinook force in Mali following France's decision to wind up Operation Barkhane

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 47

Welcome to the 47th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here!

Bulgarian MiG-29 crashes into the Black Sea

A Bulgarian Air Force-operated Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 'Fulcrum' crashed into the Black Sea off the nation’s Shabla peninsula in the early hours of June 9

Ecuador receives final three H145Ms

Airbus Helicopters has completed the delivery of six H145M utility helicopters to the Ecuadorian Air Force

Croatia opts for second-hand Rafales

Croatia has decided to purchase 12 second-hand Dassault Rafale F3-Rs from France to replace the nation's matured Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21bis-D/UMD fleet, which currently comprises just eight airframes

F-35 at Falcon Strike News Premium

Lessons to learn in Falcon Strike, states IAF

The Israeli Air Force is marking a milestone with the first overseas deployment of its F-35 aircraft since entering service

VP-40 conducts first Poseidon deployment

The US Navy’s VP-40 ‘Fighting Marlins’ started its first deployment with the Boeing P-8A Poseidon on April 28, when the initial maritime patrol aircraft arrived at NAS Sigonella in Sicily, Italy

MQ-25 refuels F/A-18F in historic first

Boeing’s MQ-25A Stingray test asset marked a historic milestone on June 4, when the platform conducted the first-ever aerial refuelling operation between an unmanned tanker and a manned receiver aircraft

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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