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USAF B-1Bs return to Guam for Indo-Pacific ops amid rising tensions

For the second time this year, the USAF has deployed Rockwell B-1B Lancer supersonic-capable strategic bombers to Andersen AFB, Guam, to conduct multilateral training operations with allied nations in the region, as tensions continue to rise in the Indo-Pacific

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India inducts first HAL Light Combat Helicopter into service

The Indian Air Force officially inducted its first Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Light Combat Helicopter – serial ZF4831 – into service on October 3

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The Netherlands Coastguard is replacing its entire fleet: here's what you need to know

After years of preparation, the Netherlands Coastguard is replacing its entire fleet. Peter Ten Berg takes a look at the force as it switches from Dorniers and Dauphins to Dash-8s and AW189s

Japan receives more E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes

A further two Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes have been delivered by sea to Japan

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First ex-USAF F-16C for US Navy’s ‘Fighting Saints’

The first of the former USAF/ANG Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcons to enter service with the US Navy’s Fighter Squadron Composite 13 (VFC-13) ‘Fighting Saints’ was seen at NAS Fallon, Nevada, earlier this month

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 116

Welcome to the 116th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

GE engine selected to power Polish AW149 fleet

Following a recent contract announcement between the Polish Government and PZL-Świdnik, it has been revealed that the former has selected GE Aerospace’s CT7-2E1 turboshaft engine to power its new 32-strong fleet of Leonardo AW149 multi-mission helicopters

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The intense final French Transall deployment to assist Ukraine

The final French Air and Space Force Transall C-160G Gabriel capped off a 33-year flying career with an intense three-month deployment. Babak Taghvaee details the type’s last months

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How the Italian Air Force celebrated 40 years of the Tornado

Specially painted jets and a ten-ship formation flypast were just two of the highlights at the Italian Air Force’s recent 40 years of the Panavia Tornado celebrations. Marco Rossi travelled to Ghedi Air Base to join the festivities

USAF F-35A crashes at Hill AFB

A USAF Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II has crashed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah

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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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