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Explore the latest news and features by our world-class aviation journalists. Stay up to date on the latest military aviation developments, commercial airline news, historic plane restoration projects, flight simulation releases and much more.

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SKYBORG’S

‘DRONE WITH A BRAIN’ TAKES FLIGHTDISPATCHES FROM THE FRONT...

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STEALTH SUNSET?

 USAFWill a new tactical aircraft study lead to F-35 production...

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INSIDE THE HEART OF DIXIE

ALABAMAIn a new series Tom Kaminski reviews all the current military...

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HOW NOT TO BE SEEN

HISTORY OF CAMOUFLAGEChris Croot investigates the history of...

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THE FRENCH CONNECTION

OPERATION MUSKETEERThe 1st Combat Aviation Brigade’s recent...

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AURORA DEPLOYMENTS

Besides its traditional homeland sovereignty missions, Canada’s...

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SHARPENING THE Foxhound’s CLAWS

MIG-31BMThe upgraded MiG-31BM is the principal long-range fighter-interceptor...

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Elements of Type 31 Sea Ceptor will be GFE

Following the contract announcement that MBDA’s Sea Ceptor air defence missile system will be fitted to the UK’s future Type 31 frigate, it can be confirmed that some components will be drawn from in-service systems currently being utilised by the Royal Navy as Government Furnished Equipment

Philippine T129B ATAK helicopter order finalised

A long-expected Philippine order for six T129B ATAK helicopters has finally been concluded with Turkish Aerospace, with the first deliveries scheduled to take place before the end of this year

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Tempest fighter to offer UK economic windfall

A newly released report by PricewaterhouseCoopers has stated the UK’s Tempest programme, intended to deliver a sixth-generation fighter fully in to service from 2040, will provide a significant boost to the national economy over the next 30 years

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Combat Aircraft Journal July 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

Russia deploys Tu-22M3s to Syria for the first time

Three Tupolev Tu-22M3 'Backfire-C' long-range strategic bombers from the Russian Aerospace Forces have been deployed to Latakia-Khmeimim Air Base in Syria for the first time

Historic Aviation Quiz

It's the last historic aviation quiz of the month, which can only mean one thing: it's a toughie!

My strange flight offer from Richard Branson…

Key.Aero chats with veteran airline pilot James McBride, who was tasked with making a decision about whether to board one of the aviation industry’s most famous members

CH-47F deliveries to Singapore begin

Delivery of the first Boeing CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift tactical transport helicopters to the Republic of Singapore Air Force has recently commenced

Insights from a 1959 Gloster Javelin flight

We found a view-from-the-cockpit report from a 1959 issue of The Aeroplane and Astronautics on the RAF’s latest fighter at the time

USAF hypes up F-15EX after exercise debut

The USAF has lauded the capabilities of its new multi-role fighter, the Boeing F-15EX Eagle II, after the first two examples completed the type’s exercise debut at Northern Edge 21 in Alaska

Heathrow celebrates 75th anniversary

The hub is reflecting on its history by displaying memorabilia from passengers, employees and the public to mark the occasion

Nigerian Army chief killed in King Air 350i crash

A Nigerian Air Force-operated Beechcraft King Air 350i crashed near Kaduna International Airport on the evening of May 21, killing all 11 onboard – including the newly appointed chief of the Nigerian Army

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First Flight of the North American F-100 Super Sabre

On the anniversary of the first flight of ‘The Hun’, we consider whether the pros outweighed the cons

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: New scheme for Czech Mi-35 Hind

Mi-35 3369 has never been seen in public in these marks – until now. Watch it captured on video for the first time ever.

Stearman for Microsoft Flight Simulator On Final

DC Designs and Just Flight have announced the PT-17 Stearman for Microsoft Flight Simulator is in development.

Qantas deploys Dreamliners on domestic flights

While international borders remain closed, the operator is increasing capacity on its internal routes

PMDG Reveals Microsoft Flight Simulator Roadmap

Robert Randazzo, CEO of PMDG has revealed a roadmap of aircraft due to be released for Microsoft Flight Simulator along with the approximate timelines.

Poland orders Bayraktar TB2 UAVs from Turkey

Poland is set to receive 24 Bayraktar TB2 medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned combat air vehicles from Turkey, with deliveries scheduled to begin in 2022

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