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.

GAO Finds Fault In Saudi F-15 Support Deals 
The U.S. Air Force erred in making some past performance determinations in a recent contract award for F-15 support service in Saudi Arabia, the GAO says.
Despite Xi Jinping Visit, Vietnam Sticks To Plans With Japan 
China and Vietnam took strides toward a better relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent trip to Vietnam, but the visit apparently did not derail Vietnam’s plans to bolster its security relationship with Japan.
U.S. Destroyer, Chinese Frigate Conduct Exercise 
While U.S. and Chinese defense officials have been trading barbs over South China Sea patrols, ships from the two navies continue to drill with one another.
Newport News Opens New Virginia-Class Crew Training Space 
The Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division has opened a new facility that provides work space for the crews of Virginia-class submarine pre-commissioning units while their submarines are under construction.
U.S. Navy Relies On Canes To Thwart Cyber Threats 
Increasingly, the U.S. Navy is starting to see the Consolidated Afloat Networks and...
China In Hurry With Ambitions, Pacom Commander Says 
China appears to be growing more impatient in its geopolitical ambitions, says Adm. Harry Harris, the Pacific Command commander.
GAO Faults DOD Management Of Contracted Services 
The U.S. Defense Department continues to face challenges in ensuring it fully reviews its inventory of contracted services, the U.S. GAO says.
Carrier Demo UAV Meshes With Legacy Aircraft 
The X-47B carrier-launched demonstrator UAV operated seamlessly with legacy aircraft during recent flight tests aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt
NBR Highlights Chinese Aircraft, Missiles, UAV Development 
China is becoming a regional aerial powerhouse, growing its fleets of aircraft, including unmanned vehicles, and arsenal of missiles, a National Bureau of Asian Research report says.
GAO Faults Inconsistent Darpa Technology Migration 
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency needs to be more consistent in transitioning new technology from research to operational use, a recent U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report says.
IG Faults C-130 Spare Parts Purchases 
The U.S. Defense Logistics Agency needs to better manage the way it buys certain spare parts for C-130 Hercules aircraft through multiple contracts, the Pentagon IG says.
More P-8As Coming To Asia-Pacific  4
The Asia-Pacific’s U.S. Task Force 72 aircraft fleet will be getting more P-8A Poseidons in the coming months as part of the nation’s regular cycle changes for the Navy’s new antisubmarine and intelligence-gathering patrol workhorses, says the task force commander.
CSBA: U.S. Navy Must Choose Between Presence, Readiness 
Soon the U.S. Navy will be forced to decide between keeping a global force or maintaining its ships, aircraft and equipment, a CSBA report says.
U.S., South Korea Conduct Joint Helo, Countermine Drills 
The U.S. and South Korean navies completed the bilateral mine-countermeasures exercise Clear Horizon earlier this month.
Cruiser BMD Remains Congressional Concern 
The U.S. Navy and Congress are grappling with the decision to equip ships with an Aegis combat system that lacks the ability to perform ballistic-missile defense.

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