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
U.S. Navy Receives First Block 2 Rolling Airframe Missile System 

Raytheon delivered the first Block 2 variant of its Rolling Airframe Missile system to the U.S. Navy as part of the company’s 2012 Low Rate Initial Production contract.  

RAM Block 2 is a significant performance upgrade featuring enhanced kinematics, an evolved radio frequency receiver and an improved control system, the company says.

Pentagon Awards Contract To Help Prevent Part Counterfeiting

The Defense Department awarded a competitive development contract earlier this month to biotechnology company Applied DNA Sciences on behalf of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to help prevent part counterfeiting in six high-risk federal supply groups.

U.S. Navy Receives First Block 2 Rolling Airframe Missile System 
Raytheon delivered the first Block 2 variant of its Rolling Airframe Missile system to the U.S. Navy as part of the company’s 2012 Low Rate Initial Production contract.
Lockheed Martin Prepares Aegis Integration On U.S. Navy Ships 
"We make sure the ships are war ready," says Jim Sheridan, the director of Lockheed’s Aegis U.S. Navy programs.
U.S., Chilean Navies To Continue Alternative Fuels Research 

U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chilean Undersecretary of Defense Marcos Robledo agreed earlier this month to continue, through their respective navies, discussions on research, development and use of advanced drop-in alternative fuels to power surface ships and aircraft.

U.S. Navy Readies LCS For Important Mine-hunting, Missile Tests 
LCS 2 USS Independence is now getting back into mine-hunting mode for major testing. And the Navy is also getting ready to test the Kongsberg-built Strike Missile on LCS 4 USS Coronado
Pentagon Undeterred By Chinese Interception Of P-8 
"We’re going to continue to fly in international airspace the way we’ve been, just like we’re going to continue to sail our ships in international waters the way we’ve been," Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said during an Aug. 26 press conference.
F-35 Deployment, TPY-2 Site Show Commitment to Japan, Work Says 
Pentagon decisions to send some of its most modern platforms and systems to Japan underscore the U.S. commitment to the Asian country and the region, says Defense Department Deputy Secretary Robert Work.
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