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USAF reactivates the 355th FS as Alaska’s second F-35A unit

The USAF reactivated the 355th Fighter Squadron at Eielson Air Force Base on December 18, marking the arrival of the second Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II unit in Alaska

Italian Air Force receives first two T-345As

Leonardo handed over its first two T-345A jet trainers to the Italian Air Force on December 22 – kickstarting the delivery of 18 examples to the service

Boeing wins $400m for B-1B and B-52H engineering services

The US Department of Defense announced on December 18 that it has contracted Boeing to provide engineering services for the USAF’s B-1B Lancer and B-52H Stratofortress bomber fleets

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F-14 AT 50: Iran's Feral Tomcats

The only country left flying the Grumman F-14 Tomcat is the troublesome Middle East nation of Iran. Combat Aircraft Journal explores the past, present and future of the Persian Tomcat

Airbus delivers first A400M to Belgium

Belgium became the eighth operator of the Airbus A400M Atlas heavy-lift tactical transport after it accepted its first of seven aircraft at the A400M Final Assembly Line in Seville, Spain, on December 22

Singapore awards decade-long F-15SG support contract to Boeing

Boeing announced on December 21 that it has been awarded a ten-year-long contract by the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) to support its fleet of F-15SG Strike Eagle multi-role fighters

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 22

Welcome to the 22nd Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills on our quiz here!

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F-14 AT 50: Celebrating the Tomcat

Fifty years ago, on December 21, 1970, the first Grumman F-14 Tomcat twin-engine, two-seat, variable-sweep wing fighter graced the skies for its inaugural flight. Key.Aero traces the development and history of this icon of the skies and the silver screen

France accepts second Airbus A330-200

The French Air and Space Force’s Escadron de Transport (Transport Squadron) 3/60 ‘Estérel’ accepted its second of three Airbus A330-243 strategic transports at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport on December 15

Russia orders first ten Il-78M-90A tankers

The United Aircraft Corporation announced on December 18 that it has been contracted to produce and deliver the first ten Ilyushin Il-78M-90A tanker aircraft for the Russian Ministry of Defence

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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