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.

F/A-18 Accidents Continue To Bedevil U.S. Navy 
Two Boeing F/A-18 Hornets from Carrier Air Wing 17 embarked on the aircraft carrier CVN 70USS Carl Vinson crashed Sept. 12 while operating at sea in the western Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Navy says.
AMDR Conducts System Delta Preliminary Design Review 
Completed on schedule, this "delta" review focused on design updates since the PDR was conducted during the technology development phase, Navy officials say.
Carrier Aviators Use Exercises To Catch Up On Lost Training 
U.S. Navy Capt. Jeffrey "Caesar" Czerewko, the air group commander aboard the aircraft carrier CVN 76 USS Ronald Reagan, sees the world’s largest maritime exercise as a way for his pilots to get the training they desperately need.
U.S. Navy Signs Deal For Geographic Information Research 
The U.S. Navy has entered an agreement with geographic information systems company ESRI that the service says ultimately should allow Navy commanders to make faster decisions by better incorporating weather and ocean conditions directly into their operational plans.
U.S. Navy Pilots Tout Growlers 3
As more E/A-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft make their way in the fleet, U.S. Navy aviators are starting to extol the capability they see in the jets now – and the potential missions they envision in the fleet’s future.
U.S., Malaysia Conduct Joint Amphibious Training Exercise 
The U.S. amphibious transport dock ship LPD 22 USS San Diego, the amphibious dock landing ship LSD 45 USS Comstock and the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit took part in the conclusion of the 2014 Malaysia-United States Amphibious Exercise earlier this month in Malaysia.
U.S. Navy Gets Ready For Aviation-Centric America 3
As the future amphibious assault ship LHA 6 USS America makes its way past the countries of the Americas to get to San Francisco for its scheduled Oct. 11 commissioning, U.S. Navy leaders continue to tout the ship’s aviation capabilities.
U.S. Navy Upgrades Virtual Parts Shelf For Shipyard 

U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command (Navsea) is upgrading its Virtual Shelf—a repository of standard architectures, design guidelines, specifications and approved parts lists—in a move the Navy says will trim program development time and reduce total ownership costs.

Navsea’s Commonality Program has integrated the VS with Norfolk Naval Shipyard’s (NNSY) Standard Parts Catalog (SPC) to upgrade VS to version 3.0. VS 3.0 is scheduled to be operational before the end of the fiscal year and available to general users in early fiscal year 2015.

Admiral: U.S. Navy, Coast Guard Need To Co-Exist In Arctic 

While at times it seems that the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard are battling one another for Arctic policy supremacy, the two can and must work together in the region, according to a recent blog by Rear Adm. Jonathan White, Oceanographer of the Navy and director of Task Force Climate Change.

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