Michael Fabey

Michael Fabey
Naval Editor,
Aviation Week Intelligence Network

Michael is a military reporter specializing in U.S. Defense Department contract analysis and naval programs. Prior to working for Aviation Week, he reported on military matters for Defense News and mainstream newspapers from Newport News, Va., to Savannah, Ga.
 
Before focusing on defense issues, he lived in Brazil, and worked for a variety of publications including The Economist and O. Estado de S. Paulo. He has won national, state and regional journalism awards and is a frequent panel speaker for Investigative Reporters & Editors on military investigations.
 
Michael received the 2014 Timothy White Award from ABM, the association of business information and media companies.

Articles
New Test Range Hones Cyber Skills 
The recent Bold Alligator amphibious exercise off the coast of Virginia included a new unique mix of training technologies sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) at the agency’s Tactical Cyber Range to conduct cyber and combat operations simultaneously.
U.S. Navy Stays Course For DDG Modernization 
While budget worries have caused uncertainty for major ship programs, the U.S. Navy’s destroyer modernization program is remaining on course.
U.S. Aerospace Future Seen As Murky Despite Profitable 2015 

Although aerospace companies had a better year this year than last, next year is less clear, next year looks a little less certain, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) says.

Noting that FAA reauthorization is coming up again and voicing concerns about the kinds of issues that delayed reauthorization before, AIA President Marion Blakey said during a Dec. 17 luncheon, “We’re looking for a solid bill.”

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U.S. Aerospace Future Seen As Murky Despite Profitable 2015 

Aerospace companies, on average, managed to make money this year than last, despite some industry-buffeting storms, but the forecast for 2015 is less certain, according to the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA).

“Overall, aerospace and defense companies stayed profitable in 2014 compared with 2013,” AIA says in its 2014 Year-End Review and Forecast, released Dec. 17. (See charts pp. 7-8.)

U.S., U.K. Seek To Strengthen Asia-Pacific Naval Ties 
The U.S. and the U.K. are looking to develop stronger operational naval bonds in the Asia-Pacific region, starting personnel exchanges in the region.
U.S. Navy Starts New 5th Fleet Sub Squadron 
The U.S. Navy stood up a new submarine squadron earlier this month at Naval Support Activity Bahrain.
U.S. Aerospace Future Seen As Murky Despite Profitable 2015 
Aerospace companies, on average, managed to make money this year than last, despite some industry-buffeting storms, but the forecast for 2015 is less certain, according to the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA).
U.S., U.K. Agree To Greater Naval Cooperation 
Leaders of the U.S. and British navies agreed on a shared vision for closer cooperation earlier this month that will build on a long-standing maritime partnership over the next 15 years.
New Test Range Hones Cyber Skills 
The recent Bold Alligator amphibious exercise off the coast of Virginia included a new unique mix of training technologies sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) at the agency’s Tactical Cyber Range to conduct cyber and combat operations simultaneously.
Fire Scout UAV Makes First Flight Off USCG Cutter 
The U.S. Coast Guard, working with Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy, flew the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter off the national security cutter USCGC WMSL-750 Berthol earlier this month off the coast of Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu.
U.S., Chinese Forces Train For Joint Anti-Piracy Operations 
The U.S. Navy’s guided-missile destroyer DDG 104 USS Sterett and ships from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy PLAN participated in the bilateral U.S.-China Counter-Piracy Exercise 15 earlier this month in the Gulf of Aden and the Horn of Africa.
More Cooperation Needed For Asian Defense, CSIS Reports 
The U.S. and its allies and partners need to develop even more integrated military forces to ensure security in Asia, a Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) report says.
U.S. Navy Completes GhostSwimmer UUV Tests 
The U.S. Navy completed tests earlier this month on the GhostSwimmer unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story (JEBLC-FS).
 
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