NATO

North Atlantic Treaty Organization 

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Why Finland and Sweden are joining NATO

It is increasingly likely that both Sweden and Finland will be fast-tracked to NATO membership by the end of June. Key Aero examines the reasons behind their decision to join the alliance

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Reinforcing Europe: How the USAF has helped bolster NATO's eastern flank

Babak Taghvaee details how USAF fighters, tankers and intelligence-gathering aircraft have been used to bolster NATO’s eastern flank in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

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Ukraine-Russia War: Analysing the First Month

As Vladimir Putin redirects forces to the Russian-controlled Donbas and Crimean regions, evidence of possible war crimes is coming to light. Khalem Chapman charts recent key events in the conflict

New nations take over NATO Baltic Air Policing missions

New NATO fighter rotations took place on March 31 via official handover ceremonies held at Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania, and Ämari Air Base in Estonia.

NATO’s transport aircraft move land forces to the eastern flank of Europe

Multiple strategic and tactical air transport platforms belonging to NATO nations have been extremely busy moving land-based units to its Eastern flank in the past week

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How has NATO responded to war in Ukraine?

Since war broke out in Ukraine, NATO member nations have further mobilised airborne assets to augment a response to Russia’s invasion. Dino Carrara and Josef Campion examine the key movements of ISR, combat and tanker aircraft in the region

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LIVE: Russian invasion of Ukraine (UPDATED)

In the early hours of February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a full-scale attack on Ukraine, warning that there would be consequences for any country that should interfere. Key.Aero presents the latest aerial warfare developments from the Eastern European country

US to send F-35s, AH-64s and troops to bolster NATO’s eastern flank

The US announced on February 22 that it will further bolster the defence of NATO’s eastern flank with additional European-based troops, F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters and AH-64 Apache attack helicopters

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Mission report: Polish Air Force F-16s in Iceland for NATO Air Policing

In autumn 2021, Polish Air Force F-16s were deployed to Iceland for NATO Air Policing. Bartosz Głowacki reports

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Poland's NATO Baltic Air Policing mission report

Poland’s Military Contingency Orlik 10, deployed to Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania, is midway through the 58th rotation of the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission. Bartosz Głowacki reports