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.

U.S. Air Force B-52 Heavy Bomber Loses An Engine  2
One of eight medium-thrust engines fell off a U.S. Air Force B-52 heavy bomber from Minot AFB, North Dakota, in a Jan. 4 incident, the service confirmed to Aviation Week.
Defense Secretary: F-35 Lightning II Out Of The Storm  120
It was 2010, and Lockheed Martin’s F-35 fighter was on the brink of collapse. But since then, Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the program has been revived.
Boeing Wins Work On Laser Pod For Fighters 
The Pentagon has selected Boeing to develop a tactical pod for a laser weapon system planned to one day equip the U.S. Air Force’s fighter aircraft.
Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Gains Steam Globally  23
The Joint Strike Fighter is fast becoming the most sought-after combat aircraft in the world, as international partners and customers begin to operate their first jets.
Boeing’s KC-46 Makes Up For Lost Time  15
After a challenging year for the U.S. Air Force’s new tanker, Boeing expects to begin fuel deliveries to fighters in August.
U.S. Navy’s Advanced Arresting Gear May Face Cancellation 
The U.S. Navy is preparing for possible cancellation of the new system planned to catch incoming aircraft on its next-generation of Gerald R. Ford-class carriers after costs for General Atomics’ Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) more than doubled since 2009.
What’s Left To Fix On Lockheed Martin’s F-35?  5
Where does the world's most expensive weapon system stand as it heads into 2017?
Boeing’s Next-Gen T-X Lifts Off 
Boeing’s next-generation T-X took off for the first time Dec. 20, making its milestone first flight just weeks before the U.S. Air Force expects to formally kick off the competition for a new trainer fleet.
General Who Negotiated Air Force One Says Trump Can Get A Better Deal  22
The U.S. Air Force bought the legacy presidential aircraft from Boeing for just $249 million back in 1986 but expects to spend $3.2 billion on the new Air Force One.
Can Trump Get A Better Deal On Air Force One? 
The U.S. Air Force bought the legacy presidential aircraft from Boeing for just $249 million back in 1986 but expects to spend $3.2 billion on the new Air Force One.
F-35 Development Could See 7-Month Slip, $530M Increase  156
The Pentagon is preparing for a delay of up to seven months in the F-35s development program and projecting cost growth of $530 million.
U.S. F-35Bs To Deploy From Queen Elizabeth Carrier 
U.S. Marine Corps F-35Bs will operate alongside UK F-35s from Britain’s new Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier in 2021.
Trump Tweets Have An Impact On F-35-Related Stocks  2
President-elect Donald Trump's Dec. 12 Twitter attack on F-35 costs is not the first time his tweets have had an impact on defense stocks, following on the heels of his Boeing Air Force One comments the previous week.
Boeing Defense Moving HQ From St. Louis To D.C. Area 
Boeing plans to move the headquarters of its defense operation from St. Louis to the Washington, D.C., area in January, basing top executives just a short walk away from their Pentagon customer.
Key F-35 Players See Stock Price Losses After Trump’s Tweet  66
Three major F-35 players saw their stocks drop sharply Dec. 12 after President-elect Donald Trump slammed Lockheed Martin’s Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) for “out of control” costs on Twitter.
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