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., Australia Practice Close Air Support 
The U.S. Navy “Eagles” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 concluded three weeks of close air support exercises earlier this month with the Australian Defense Force.
Unmanned Operations Highlight Countermine Tactics 
Sailors aboard USS Sentry (MCM 3) successfully piloted an unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) mounted with live explosives to destroy a training mine.
Chinese Behavior The Issue In Asia-Pacific, Carter Says 
While the U.S. is sending signals in the Asia-Pacific region with some of its more recent actions there, it is Chinese behavior that should be called into question, Defense Secretary Ash Carter says.
Enemy Missiles Threat To U.S. Forces, Army Says 
Air-launched weapons and other missiles are becoming a greater threat to U.S. forces, says a new Army manual on gathering and using intelligence on such threats.
MDA Focusing On N. Korea, Iran Threats, Director Says 
The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has adequate funding to complete the programs it has in development and will be fielding between now and 2020, says U.S. Navy Vice Adm. James D. Syring and MDA director.
Unmanned Sub Hunter Spotlights Future Priorities 
The christening of a futuristic unmanned sub-hunting vessel is a harbinger of things to come, Pentagon officials say.
GAO Faults JSF For Program Oversight, Sustainment 
F-35 program prices are improving, but there are still cost concerns as production ramps up, a recent U.S. Government Accountability Office report says.
U.S., India Bolster Defense Cooperation 
As U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar met this week during the Pentagon chief’s visit to India, the two countries agreed to strengthen their military and industrial defense bonds.
LCS Fort Worth Will Return To San Diego For Gear Repairs 
The Littoral Combat Ship LCS 3 USS Fort Worth will make preparations to get underway from Singapore under its own power and transit to San Diego this summer for an extensive repair period after the ship’s combining gears were significantly damaged in January.
U.S., India Bolster Defense Cooperation 
As U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar concluded meetings earlier this month during the Pentagon chief’s visit to India, the two countries agreed to strengthen their military and industrial defense bonds.
U.S., India Discussing Fighter Cooperation 
U.S. and Indian defense and industry officials are conducting more discussions on fighter production, continuing on their existing aviation deals, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says.
U.S. Navy Looks To Create More-Lethal Amphib Ship 
Answering the call from U.S. Navy surface ship officials, industry leaders are looking at putting combat and missile systems on amphibious ships similar to those aboard cruisers and destroyers.
N. Korea’s Nuke, Satellite Tests Seen Reshaping Region 
North Korea’s recent nuclear weapon demonstration and satellite launch could alter the regional international landscape, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) says.
Enemy Missiles Threat To U.S. Forces, Army Says 
Air-launched weapons and other missiles are becoming a greater threat to U.S. forces, says a new Army manual on gathering and using intelligence on such threats.
U.S. Navy Tests Wave-Energy Converter 
The U.S. Navy is testing Lifesaver, a ring-shaped buoy that converts energy generated by passing waves into electrical energy.
 

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