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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

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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

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

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

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

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.

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

Air Warrior Podcast Episode 2

As French, US and UK platforms test their capabilities in Exercise Atlantic Trident, the Modern Military team examines some of the capabilities on display and potential intelligence gathering activities that these NATO allies could be conducting against each other.

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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