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.

Lost Sales, New Opportunities Ripple After U.S.-Iran Deal Nixed  10
Industry is still working to understand the new U.S.-Iranian paradigm, while analysts suggest a mix of upside and downside.
USAF Directs One-Day Flight Pause For Safety Review 
USAF Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein has directed a one-day pause for all Air Force flying and maintenance wings to conduct a wing-level safety review.
U.S. Air Force Still Has No Idea Why T-6 Pilots Are Getting Sick  14
Aircrew are still reporting dangerous, unexplained physiological episodes in the cockpit. And the service still has no idea why.
Pentagon Resumes Accepting F-35s 
The Pentagon has resumed accepting deliveries of F-35 aircraft from Lockheed Martin following an agreement on who would cover the cost of a production error.
Boeing Aims To Fix KC-46 Camera Before First Delivery 
Boeing has pledged to deliver the first KC-46 tanker to the U.S. Air Force later this year with a software upgrade to the remote camera system.
How Shadowy ‘Project Maven’ Uses AI To Mine Combat Data  2
The Pentagon is already using cutting-edge machine learning to identify objects on the battlefield.
Leader Spotlight: Brig. Gen. Mark Odom, U.S. Army Training & Doctrine Command 
View the Leader Spotlight: Brig. Gen. Mark Odom, U.S. Army Training & Doctrine Command in PDF format.
Senators Move To Block F-35 Transfer To Turkey 
A bipartisan group of senators is moving to block the transfer of Lockheed Martin F-35s to Turkey next year.
Biggest Challenge Facing USAF’s Top Weapons Buyer? Software  1
The U.S. Air Force’s new acquisition chief wants to revolutionize the way the service develops and buys cutting-edge technology.
How The U.S. Army Will Defeat Russia In A Future Conflict  12
To defeat near-peer threats, the U.S. must break down traditional barriers between services and hierarchy of command, according to the man charged with building the Army's Multi-Domain Battle concept, Brig. Gen. Mark Odom.
House Would Block USAF’s Plan To Kill J-Stars 
House lawmakers have moved to block the U.S. Air Force’s proposal to kill a planned replacement for the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System.
Boeing KC-46 Completes FAA Certification Flight Testing 
Boeing will now submit the resulting data and reports to the FAA for review.
House Lawmakers Want Major Safety Upgrades For F/A-18s 
The House Armed Services tactical air and land subcommittee’s markup of the defense policy bill, released April 25, would require the Navy to make several hardware modifications to the F/A-18s to reduce the occurrence of, and mitigate the risk posed by, hypoxia-like physiological episodes.
USAF Taps Major General To Lead T-6 Investigation 
The U.S. Air Force has elevated its safety investigation into unexplained physiological episodes on the service’s T-6 Texan II trainer fleet, appointed a two-star general to lead the effort.
JEDI Cloud Will Expedite A.I., Pentagon No. 2 Says 
The Department of Defense’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud acquisition is “a building block” toward deploying and evolving artificial intelligence, according to a top official.
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