Lara Seligman

Lara
Seligman
Pentagon Editor,
Aviation Week

As Aviation Week’s Pentagon Editor, Lara Seligman writes about U.S. and international military aviation. Lara began her career as a military reporter covering Navy aviation and shipbuilding for Inside Defense, before moving over to cover the Air Force for Defense News. Prior to moving to the defense beat in 2013, Lara covered Congress and politics, first for National Journal and then for The Hill Newspaper. A Philadelphia native, Lara graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011.

Articles
How JSM Could Help Japan’s F-35s Strike North Korea 
Japan intends to arm its new F-35 with the medium-range Joint Strike Missile following North Korea’s most recent intercontinental ballistic missile test.
F-35 Big Winner In Boeing-Bombardier Clash  4
Boeing stands to lose a golden opportunity to replace Canada’s aging fighter fleet with Super Hornets.
Pentagon Aims To Cut Time To Contract New Weapons In Half 
The Pentagon’s top weapons buyer believes the department can reduce the timeline to get new equipment on contract by as much as 50%.
F-35: 1, Super Hornet: 0 In Boeing’s Rift With Canada  172
Lockheed Martin’s F-35 appears to have emerged the real winner from Boeing’s rift with Canada over Bombardier’s C Series passenger jetliner.
First Operational KC-46 Takes Flight As Boeing Races To Deliver  145
Boeing’s first KC-46 Pegasus tanker slated for delivery to the U.S. Air Force made its first flight Dec. 5, and the aircraft won’t be delivered until 2018.
T-6 Flights Set To Resume As Hypoxia-Like Events Stump Investigators  1
The U.S. Air Force planned to resume T-6 Texan II trainer flying operations at Vance AFB, Oklahoma, on Dec. 5 following hypoxia-like events.
Raytheon Gets $60M For F-35 Moving Target Capability 
The U.S. Air Force is moving forward with a plan to give the F-35A a moving target capability in 2018.
View From A KC-135 Boom: Refueling F-16s Over Afghanistan 18
Aviation Week’s Pentagon Editor, Lara Seligman, got a behind-the-scenes look at the U.S. air war in Afghanistan from the back of a KC-135 Stratotanker.
U.S. Transcom Chief Warns Of Cyber Vulnerability 

As the man bridging the gap between military and commercial infrastructure, the commander of U.S. Transportation Command is leading the charge on cyber resiliency.  

U.S. Transcom Chief Blazes Trail On Cybersecurity 
As the man bridging the gap between military and commercial infrastructure, the commander of U.S. Transportation Command is leading the charge on cyber resiliency.
Refueling Over Afghanistan? There’s An App For That  34
The U.S. military’s air operations center in the Middle East is reaping the benefits of computer software developed by the Pentagon’s Silicon Valley office.
USAF Grounds T-6 Trainers After Hypoxia-Like Events  61
The USAF has grounded the Beechcraft T-6 Texan II training aircraft at Vance AFB after five pilots reported physiological episodes with hypoxia-like symptoms.
USAF Thunderbirds Commander Relieved Over ‘Leadership’ Style 
The U.S. Air Force relieved Lt. Col. Jason Heard of command of the Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team after concerns arose about his leadership approach.
North Korea Launches ICBM Into Sea Of Japan 
North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan Nov. 28, the U.S. Department of Defense announced, Pyongyang’s first missile launch since September.
Russian Fighters Keep U.S. Pilots On Edge In Syria 
F-22 Raptor pilots say Russian fighters frequently fly within striking distance of coalition ground troops.
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