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. Stratcom Tracks North Korean Sub-Launched Missile 
Stratcom says the test occurred at 10:28 p.m. July 8, off the coast of Sinpo, North Korea. Tracking data indicate the missile fell over the Sea of Japan.
U.S. Navy Reconfigures MUOS-5 Satellite For Temporary Safe Orbit 
The fifth Mobile User Objective System satellite experienced an anomaly that required a scheduled “transfer maneuver” to be temporarily halted, the U.S. Navy says.
U.S., S. Korea Agree To Deploy Thaad  1
The U.S. and South Korea agreed July 8 to deploy Lockheed Martin’s Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system to the Korean peninsula.
Sticking The Landing: U.S. Navy Software Eases Aircraft Carrier Landings 25
The U.S. Navy's “Magic Carpet” software makes aircraft carrier landings much easier and safer for pilots.
USMC Notes Progress With Super Stallion Readiness 
The first reset CH-53E Super Stallion is complete at Marine Corps Air Station New River in Jacksonville, North Carolina, the U.S. Marine Corps says.
U.S. Navy Hopes To Extend F-18 Life With Magic Carpet  1
ABOARD THE USS GEORGE WASHINGTON—U.S. Navy Lt. Christopher Montague was way off the mark for a safe and solid nominal aircraft carrier landing as he approached—high and right of the seesawing carrier deck.
U.S. Marines Rely More On Aircraft, Missiles 
The U.S. Marine Corps is increasingly relying on aircraft, missile systems and “expeditionary” command and control systems to extend its reach, especially in the remote distances of the Asia-Pacific, says Lt. Gen. John Wissler, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command.
South China Sea Ruling Could Create Aerial Discord 
With a decision expected soon from an international tribunal on a South China Sea territorial dispute between China and the Philippines, regional security analysts warn the likely ruling against Chinese interests could prompt the Asian giant to try to take even greater control of the skies in the area.
CNO: Anti-Ship Ballistic Missiles Now ‘Part Of Life’ 
The U.S. Navy has no choice but to operate in a world where more countries are getting access to anti-ship ballistic missiles (ASBMs), says Adm. John Richardson, chief of naval operations.
USMC Targets Readiness For AV-8Bs And CH-53Es 
The U.S. Marine Corps is looking to improve readiness levels for both its AV-8B Harrier jets and its CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters amid an increase in mishaps for the fleets.
U.S. Navy Launches Last MUOS Satellite 
The U.S. Navy’s fifth and final Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite is being raised to its final orbit after its June 24.
U.S. Marines Eye Lasers To Counter UAS, Missiles 
The U.S. Marine Corps sees mobile ground laser systems as a promising short-term technology for countering UAS threats and plans to develop the weapons over the long term to take out rockets, artillery and missiles, a high-ranking Marine says.
The Week in Defense, June 23-30, 2016  2
India relaxes rules on foreign defense investment; first temporary EA-18G detachment deploys for training; Norway, Poland test naval strike missile; more North Korean missile tests.
U.S. Detects, Tracks More Missiles Launched By North Korea 
U.S. Strategic Command detected and tracked what it assessed were two North Korean missile launches from Wonsan at 10:56 a.m. and 1:03 p.m. Hawaii time June 21.
Mobile Missile Defense Seen Shifting Asia-Pacific Strategy 
Treating land-based missile defense in a completely different way could alter the character of military strategy in the Asia-Pacific and certain other important global theaters, according to recent studies by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA).

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