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Approval given for Jordan’s F-16 acquisition

The US State Department approved on February 3 the possible Foreign Military Sale to Jordan of F-16 C/D Block 70 fighter and related equipment for an estimated cost of $4.21bn

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ANALYSIS: The Russian air assets that would prove vital in a conflict with Ukraine

Ukraine would face a massive task confronting the well-trained and technologically advanced assets of the Russian Aerospace Forces, as we explain

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Can the Ukrainian Air Force defend itself in a conflict with Russia?

Does the Ukrainian Air Force have the assets to defend itself against Russia? We crunch the numbers

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‘Black Knights’:First USMC F-35C unit to deploy aboard an aircraft carrier

We report on the USMC’s ‘Black Knights’ making history as the first USMC F-35C unit to deploy aboard an aircraft carrier

Russian 'Bear' cockpit video shows RAF Typhoon intercept

Incredible in-cockpit footage released by Russia's MOD shows RAF Typhoons shadowing Russian 'Bears'.

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Uncovering Russia's diverse fleet of sophisticated tactical air defence systems

We analyse the ground-based air defence platforms employed by the Russian military to protect land forces from air attacks and he highlights differences between the systems used by Russia and the NATO alliance

DARPA targets AI assistant for US rotary pilots

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract from the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Perceptually-enabled Task Guidance programme to develop a prototype artificial intelligence assistant

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The history of the Chengdu F-7N in Iranian service

We explore the history of the Chengdu F-7N in Iranian service and the current modernization project for the country’s FT-7N combat trainer

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Ukraine-Russia Conflict: Critical times for NATO

With Russia looking at a possible invasion of Ukraine, Alan Warnes considers Russia’s actions, the Belarus connection and NATO’s options

Italy signs up for AIM-9X air-to-air missile

Italy has moved to acquire Air Intercept Missile-9X weapon systems from the US following the signing by the Italian Air Force of a Letter of Offer and Acceptance with the US Government

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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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