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
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.
Leader Spotlight: Remy Nathan, VP for International Affairs, AIA 
Ahead of the Dubai Airshow, Remy Nathan, vice president of international affairs for the Aerospace Industries Association, sat down with Aviation Week to share his thoughts.
Podcast: Inside the Middle East Air War
As airstrikes in Syria and Iraq begin to wind down, they are ramping up in Afghanistan and relying on precision munitions to reduce concerns about mounting civilian casualties.
F-22 Raptors Drop Bombs In Afghanistan For First Time  2
The stealth F-22 Raptor conducted its first strikes in Afghanistan the night of Nov. 19.
Modern B-52 Is Bomb Truck And Intel Asset Against ISIS  2
Avionics and weapon systems upgrades have transformed the U.S. Air Force’s Vietnam-era B-52 bomber into a valuable intelligence asset.
Russian Fighters Test U.S. Boundaries In Skies Over Syria  139
F-22 pilots assigned to Al Dhafra air base are seeing unexpected, potentially threatening movement from Russian fighters flying over Iraq and Syria with growing regularity.
Possible UAE F-35 Buy Poses Political And Security Challenges 
The United Arab Emirates appears to be all-in on the Joint Strike Fighter, but has yet to allay concerns over protecting sensitive information.
B-52s Fighting ISIS Soon Will Carry More Smart Bombs  51
The U.S. Air Force B-52 squadron fighting Islamic State terrorists in the Middle East soon will be the first to field a key upgrade that will allow the venerable “BUFF” to carry eight additional smart weapons into battle.
UTAS Pitches A Safer Next-Gen Ejection Seat  1
The U.S. Air Force’s need for a new escape system is driven by the prevalence of heavy HMDs and NVGs in modern fighter aircraft.
To Seal F-35 Deal, UAE Must Agree To Protect Sensitive Information 115
Approval of the UAE’s request to buy the F-35 hinges on the Gulf nation’s agreeing to take steps to protect the fighter’s sensitive technology and vast data bank of critical information.
USAF Vice Chief Backs ‘Century Series’ Model For Next-Gen Fighter 
In developing the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation fighter capability, the service’s No. 2 military officer is backing a return to a “Century Series” model.
Bail Out! UTAS Pitches Safer Next-Gen Ejection Seat 4
UTC is pitching a solution that the company says will not only save pilots’ lives but also prevent serious injury in the event of an ejection.
Top UAE Air Force General Positions for F-35 9
A top UAE air force general stressed the importance of information sharing between international partners on the battlefield at a gathering of air chiefs around the world, just a day after U.S. military brass confirmed the U.S. is considering selling the network-centric F-35 to Gulf allies.
Top UAE Air Force General Positions For F-35 
A top UAE air force general stressed the importance of information sharing between international partners on the battlefield at a gathering of air chiefs around the world, just a day after U.S. military brass confirmed the U.S. is considering selling the network-centric F-35 to Gulf allies.
GA-ASI Pitches Companion Drones for Gulf Nations
As U.S. drone-makers await a change in U.S. export rules that may eventually allow the sale of armed unmanned aerial systems to the Middle East, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems is proposing an alternative for Gulf nations.
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