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
USAF Picks Key Technologies For F-22 Follow-On 
The U.S. Air Force is eyeing more powerful, fuel-efficient engines for extended range and increased stealth as key requirements for its next air superiority fighter.
Mobility Aircrews Train For Worldwide Combat Threats  3
The aircrews that help move and sustain troops in battle hope to learn crucial lessons from the U.S. Air Force’s first-ever large-scale mobility exercise.
Psychology May Factor Into F-35 Oxygen Mystery, General Says 
The commander of the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke AFB, Arizona, says he believes psychology has played a role in a recent spate of hypoxia-like cockpit incidents on F-35As.
U.S. Air Force Looks To Take Light-Attack Contenders To Combat  6
The next step for the service’s light-attack capability? Probably a combat trial.
Light Attack Contenders Square Off For USAF Demo  70
The U.S. Air Force insists the experiment is not a competition, but rivalry between the four light attack contenders was on full display.
Pentagon Issues UAS Rules For Sensitive Sites 
Classified guidance sent by the Pentagon to certain U.S. military bases detailing how to counter small unmanned aircraft systems appears aimed at addressing concerns.
F-22 Pilot's Death May Offer Clues In Hypoxia Mystery  106
Capt. Jeff Haney was flying over Alaska in late 2010 when an engine bleed-air malfunction on his F-22 Raptor caused the control system to shut off oxygen flow to his mask.
Podcast: Russian, European and U.S. Fighters 2
Aviation Week’s defense team discusses how Europe’s defense partnerships are evolving.
With A-10 End In Sight, U.S. And Allies Eye Light-Attack Fleet  99
Interest is mounting in a potential new fleet of low-cost, light-attack aircraft the U.S. and international allies could use to fight terrorists in the Middle East.
As Adversaries Evolve, U.S. Air Force Chief Seeks Networked Airpower  9
Gen. David Goldfein is leading the charge to create a joint, integrated network he believes will give the U.S. and its allies the edge in battle.
Podcast: F-35 in the Crossfire, Part 1 93
Two experts on combat aircraft with two very different perspectives on the F-35 debate the pros and cons of the Pentagon’s costliest and most controversial fighter.
Podcast: F-35 in the Crossfire, Part 2 26
Two experts on combat aircraft return for additional debate about the quality of testing and ultimate cost of the Joint Strike Fighter.
Fix Elusive As Another F-35 Pilot Reports Trouble Breathing  68
An instructor pilot from the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke AFB noticed he was lightheaded and short of breath during a local training flight on July 10.
U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Return To Europe 
The service's premier aerobatic team made its first international trip since 2011, flying over Paris on Bastille Day and with the Royal Air Force Red Arrows at the Royal International Air Tattoo.
International Partners To Attend USAF Light Attack Demo 
Several foreign nations will be sending representatives to watch the U.S. Air Force’s light attack experiment.
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