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BAE Systems to support USMC Harrier II fleet until 2029

BAE Systems revealed on January 12 that Vertex Aerospace has selected it as a subcontractor to support the logistics and maintenance operations of the USMC’s AV-8B Harrier II fleet until 2029

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AirForces Monthly February 2021

Welcome to AirForces Monthly February 2021

Colombia selects AW139 as new presidential helicopter

Colombia has ordered a single Leonardo AW139 medium-lift, twin-engine helicopter to serve under the nation’s air force in a presidential transport role, the company announced on January 11

USAF deploys MQ-9A Reapers to Romania

The USAF has deployed an undisclosed number of MQ-9A Reaper remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) and approximately 90 airmen to Romania’s 71st Air Base in Câmpia Turzii

Northrop Grumman to provide electronic warfare suite for USAF F-16s

The USAF has contracted Northrop Grumman to complete the prototyping efforts of its new electronic warfare suite, which will be integrated onto the service’s Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Fighting Falcon fleet

Lockheed Martin awarded $1.28bn F-35 sustainment contract

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a US$1.28bn contract by the F-35 Joint Program Office to support the operation and sustainment of the global F-35 Lightning II fleet until June 30, 2021

UAC rolls out another modernised Il-76MD-M transport

The United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has completed the modernisation of another Ilyushin Il-76MD-M strategic transport, which will be handed over to the Russian Ministry of Defence in the near future

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 25

Welcome to the 25th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here!

HX-21 bids fond farewell to historic Sea King

The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) revealed on January 6 that it has retired a historic Sikorsky NVH-3A Sea King, which spent 32 years supporting the development of the US’ presidential helicopter fleet

Saudi Arabia’s GBU-39 SDB I purchase approved by US

The US has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale of 3,000 GBU-39 Small Diameter Bomb I (SDB I) munitions to Saudi Arabia, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on December 29

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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