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USAF moves closer to finalising T-7A Red Hawk design

Boeing and the US Air Force (USAF) have recently conducted both the Aircraft Critical Design Review (CDR) and the System CDR for the T-7A Red Hawk next-generation advanced jet trainer.

UK extends Chinook deployment in Mali

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has once again extended the deployment of Royal Air Force (RAF)-operated Chinook HC5 helicopters and personnel to Mali.

Bell Boeing team delivers 400th V-22 Osprey

US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) has received its 53rd Bell Boeing CV-22B Osprey tiltrotor – a milestone that marks the 400th delivery of a V-22 in the history of the programme.

Another USAF F-16C receives “ghost” paint scheme

A second USAF-operated Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon has rolled out of the paint shop, sporting the now-popular ‘ghost' paint scheme.

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Hawk Staffel: Luftwaffe Special Operations H145Ms

Since 2015, the Luftwaffe has been rapidly developing a new Special Forces capability. Dr Kevin Wright talked with the commanding officer for 4 Staffel ‘Hawks’ of HSG 64, about this highly specialised squadron and its Airbus Helicopters H145Ms.

AIR International July 2020

Welcome to AIR International July 2020

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AirForces Monthly July 2020

Welcome to AirForces Monthly July 2020

Airbus wants FCAS, Tempest merger talks in 2021

A European Union, United Kingdom next generation fighter program should be negotiated in 2021 because coronavirus’ economic shock will make anything else unaffordable, Airbus’ head of defence has said.

German Navy accepts first Sea Lion

The Marineflieger (the German naval air arm) has taken delivery of its first NHIndustries NH90 Sea Lion maritime multi-purpose utility helicopter.

US Navy Blue Angels receives first Super Hornet test jet

Boeing has handed over its first F/A-18E Super Hornet test aircraft to the US Navy’s Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron.

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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