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.

U.S., Japan, Hone Surface Warfare Techniques In Exercise 
The Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer DDG 56 USS John S. McCain took part in a boarding exercise involving visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) teams from the U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) as part of exercise Malabar 2014.
Cape Ray Teams Reduce Syrian Chemical Stockpile 
Teams aboard the U.S. ship MV Cape Ray continue to neutralize materials from Syria’s declared chemical stockpile, Pentagon officials say.
Better S. Korea-Japan Relations Could Improve BMD, Security, Admiral Says 
Easing geopolitical tensions between South Korea and Japan would make it easier to provide ballistic missile defense (BMD) and greater overall security in the region, says Adm. Samuel Locklear, commander, U.S. Pacific Command (Pacom).
U.S. Navy Says China Spy Ship Proves International Waters Recognition 
The sudden and unexpected appearance of the Chinese AGI 853 Dongdiao intelligence-gathering ship in international waters off the coast of Hawaii during the Rim of Pacific (Rimpac) naval exercises hosted by the U.S. in mid-July was a blessing in disguise, U.S. Navy officials say.
China Takes Page From U.S. Military Playbook 
The People’s Liberation Army Navy is adopting the idea that the best defense is a strong and credible offense.
P-8A Combines Comfort, Capability, U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet Cmdr Says 

HONOLULU — A veteran P-3 naval aviator, Adm. Harry Harris, the U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet commander, knows what it is like to fly the Orion on long missions.

“After hours in a P-3, you are tired,” he says. “You’ve got all of these vibrations.”

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