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UK’s first Protector RPAS takes flight

On September 25, the first Protector RG1 remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) for the Royal Air Force (RAF) took to the skies for its maiden flight in the US

Four more Super Tucanos arrive in Afghanistan

An additional four Embraer A-29B Super Tucanos were handed over to the Afghan Air Force (AAF) at a ceremony in Kabul on September 17

Indonesia wants to buy Austria’s Typhoon fleet

Austria's Defence Ministry has started negotiations for the possible sale of its entire Eurofighter Typhoon fleet to Indonesia

What’s next for Switzerland’s Air2030 fighter programme?

Switzerland marginally voted in favour of procuring new multi-role fighters for the Swiss Air Force in a national referendum on September 27. But what will happen next in the nation's Air2030 programme

ATAC to provide ‘Red Air’ training at Eglin AFB

On September 29, the Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC) announced that it had been contracted to provide adversary air live training at Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) in Florida

Meta Aerospace acquires Singaporean KC-135Rs

US-based defence contractor, Meta Aerospace, confirmed on September 30 that it has acquired the Republic of Singapore Air Force’s (RSAF’s) recently retired fleet of four Boeing KC-135R Stratotankers

First CC-295 Kingfisher arrives in Canada

Airbus announced on September 25 that the first of 16 CC-295 Kingfisher fixed-wing search and rescue (SAR) aircraft for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) had arrived in Canada

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UAE receives second GlobalEye

Saab announced on September 30 that it had delivered its second GlobalEye Swing Role Surveillance System to the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Three more F-35As arrive in Norway

On September 27, three more Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters arrived in Norway – increasing the Royal Norwegian Air Force’s (RNoAF’s) fleet to 28 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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