Military Aviation & Aircraft

Key.Aero offers comprehensive and unparalleled coverage of the world’s air forces. Find out about the latest military and aerospace technology, view in-depth features on military conflicts, weaponry and exercises, read exclusive personnel interviews and enjoy superb colour photography by the world’s leading aviation photographers.

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AIR International April 2020

Welcome to AIR International April 2020

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AirForces Monthly April 2020

Welcome to AirForces Monthly April 2020

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Pacific Projection

Gordon Arthur

Combat Aircraft Journal joins the US Marine Corps’ 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), a force that projects a big presence in Asia-Pacific.

Gordon Arthur

Production begins on first Gripen F

Khalem Chapman

Saab has started production of its first Gripen F for the Força Aérea Brasileira (FAB, Brazilian Air Force), marking an important milestone in its development programme.

Khalem Chapman

Argentine Air Force receives sixth IA-63 Pampa III

Khalem Chapman

The Argentine defence ministry has announced that the Fuerza Aérea Argentina (FAA, Argentine Air Force) has received its sixth IA-63 Pampa III advanced jet trainer/light attack aircraft.

Khalem Chapman
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War Games at Khotilovo

Alexander Mladenov

Combat Aircraft Journal gained exclusive access to recent exercises hosted by the 790th IAP, a fighter regiment of the Russian Aerospace Forces’ 6th Air and Air Defense Army, stationed at Khotilovo, northeast of Moscow, which saw the first public appearance of the new R-77-1 active radar-guided missile.

Alexander Mladenov

Army Wildcats support UK's COVID-19 efforts

Khalem Chapman

The British Army Air Corps has deployed three Leonardo Helicopters AW159 Wildcat AH1s to support the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic.

Khalem Chapman

Luftwaffe A350 in service colours

Thomas Newdick

The first Luftwaffe Airbus A350-941CJ VIP transport, now wearing its full paint scheme, departs Hamburg Finkenwerder Airport, Germany, on its return to the Airbus facility at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, France, on March 20.

Thomas Newdick
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'Black Knights' - Back in the Game!

Jamie Hunter

Combat Aircraft Journal reports from MCAS Miramar as VMFA-314 becomes the first F-35 unit at the San Diego base.

Jamie Hunter

Russian Candids assist in Italy

Piotr Butowski

Russian military specialists and equipment were transported to Italy to assist in the fight against the coronavirus on March 22-23.

Piotr Butowski

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.

See all the latest airforce news here.

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.

Find out more about military fighter aircraft.

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.

Click here to read more articles on military transport aircraft.

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.

See all of our articles on military air shows.