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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

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Putin shows his hand as Russian forces move into Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin stunned the world on February 21, 2022, when he signed an agreement that formally recognises two proxy states in eastern Ukraine as independent regions - much to the dismay of the global political community. We detail what this move means for the ongoing crisis and where Russia's air assets are currently deployed in the region

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An in-depth look at Russia’s only military flight-test centre

Russia’s only military flight-test establishment, 929th State Flight Test Center, celebrated 100 years of existence in October 2020. Alexander Mladenov delves into its organization and activities

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ANALYSIS: The Russian air assets that would prove vital in a conflict with Ukraine

Ukraine would face a massive task confronting the well-trained and technologically advanced assets of the Russian Aerospace Forces, as we explain

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Can the Ukrainian Air Force defend itself in a conflict with Russia?

Does the Ukrainian Air Force have the assets to defend itself against Russia? We crunch the numbers

Russian 'Bear' cockpit video shows RAF Typhoon intercept

Incredible in-cockpit footage released by Russia's MOD shows RAF Typhoons shadowing Russian 'Bears'.

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Uncovering Russia's diverse fleet of sophisticated tactical air defence systems

We analyse the ground-based air defence platforms employed by the Russian military to protect land forces from air attacks and he highlights differences between the systems used by Russia and the NATO alliance

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Ukraine-Russia Conflict: Critical times for NATO

With Russia looking at a possible invasion of Ukraine, Alan Warnes considers Russia’s actions, the Belarus connection and NATO’s options

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Inside Ukraine's extensive but ageing air defence system

As Russian military forces maintain their strong presence along the Ukrainian border and tensions continue to rise, we provide an in-depth overview of Ukraine's extensive air defence system - which was strengthened significantly since Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula in 2014, but still faces a crisis with its ageing fighter fleet

Russia’s first new production Tu-160M takes flight

Russia’s first newly manufactured Tupolev Tu-160M strategic missile carrier aircraft completed its maiden flight from the Kazan Aviation Plant at Borisoglebskoye Airfield in Tatarstan on January 12