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YF-23 Black Widow II: Diamonds Aren't Forever

The story behind how Northrop's YF-23 Black Widow II lost a near-decade-long 'race' with the Lockheed's YF-22 to win the Advanced Tactical Fighter programme.

Saab unveils new decoy missile for Gripen E

Saab unveiled new electronic warfare (EW) capabilities for the Gripen E at the Kauhava Airshow in Finland on August 28, which it will offer in its Finnish Air Force HX Fighter programme bid.

First modernised Tu-95MSM Bear takes flight

Russia’s first deeply modernised Tupolev Tu-95MSM prototype flew for the first time from the Taganrog Aviation Scientific-Technical Complex (GM Beriev) in the country’s Rostov Oblast region on August 22.

Canada lifts operational pause of CT-114 Tutor fleet

The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) lifted the operational pause of its Canadair CT-114 Tutor jet trainer fleet on August 24.

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Celebrating the Galaxy: Part Two

In the second of a two part interview, Key.Aero speaks with Col Brian Trumble, the commander of the 22nd AS 'Mulies', about the capabilities and the future of the USAF's C-5 Galaxy force, 50 years after the platform first entered operational service.

USAF deploys six B-52s to RAF Fairford

Six US Air Force (USAF) B-52H Stratofortress bombers – belonging to the 5th Bomb Wing (BW) at Minot Air Force Base (AFB), North Dakota – deployed to RAF Fairford, UK, on August 22.

USAF bases cover more area than Scotland and Wales combined

Eglin AFB in Florida alone is bigger than Greater London: these are the incredible stats that illustrate the military aviation might of America

Italian F-35As surpass 5,000 flight hours

The Italian Air Force announced that its Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fleet – operated by the service’s 32nd Wing – had passed the 5,000 flight hour milestone on August 12.

NATO AWACS takes part in Polish training exercise

A NATO-operated Boeing E-3A Sentry airborne warning and control system (AWACS) has deployed to Krakow, Poland, to take part in a binational training event with alliance members from August 21 to 28.

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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