Michael Fabey

Michael Fabey

Michael was a military reporter specializing in U.S. Defense Department contract analysis and naval programs for Aviation Week.

Michael received the 2014 Timothy White Award from ABM, the association of business information and media companies.

Interest in U.S. Aircraft Grows in Asia-Pacific 
As nations gear up for potentially testier relationships in and around the Asia-Pacific in the wake of a recent tribunal decision nullifying Chinese territorial claims there, procurement of U.S. military aircraft and components continues to rise in Japan and Australia.
Military Air Concerns Grow In Wake Of China Decision 
With Chinese officials remaining firm in their decision to ignore the international tribunal ruling earlier this month against Beijing’s claims in the Asia-Pacific, analyst and other regional military experts warn it may be time to gear up for testier altercations, especially in disputed airspace.
U.S., Spanish Navies Test Latest Aegis 
The U.S. Navy conducted a series of cooperative air defense test exercises with the Spanish navy earlier this month that culminated in live missile firing events using the latest Aegis Weapon System.
Carrier Overhaul Includes Planning For Fukushima Fixes 
It is difficult enough to overhaul an American nuclear-powered aircraft carrier without the added worry of cleaning up possible radiation damage caused by an outside source five years ago.
Aircraft Carrier Bush Returns To Sea 
American aircraft carrier CVN 77 USS George H.W. Bush left Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) earlier this month after completing a 13-month planned incremental availability (PIA), the U.S. Navy says.
Asia-Pacific Bolsters Forces With U.S. Military Aircraft 
As the region prepares for fallout from the recent international tribunal ruling against China in South Sea territorial disputes with the Philippines—and given Beijing bluster in rejecting the decision—Asia-Pacific countries are beefing up their air forces with American aircraft.
Lockheed Hones Lrasm Surface Launch 
Lockheed Martin says it recently conducted a successful controlled flight test of the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (Lrasm) surface-launch variant from the Self Defense Test Ship at Point Mugu Sea Range, California.
LCS Proves It Can Fire Harpoon 
The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 4 USS Coronado proved it can fire a Harpoon over-the-horizon (OTH) missile, but the ship shot missed the target, says Cmdr. Scott Larson, vessel commanding officer.
U.S., Singaporean Exercise Spotlights Aerial Anti-Submarine Ops 
The U.S. and Singaporean navies are upping the sophistication ante during this year’s 22nd annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (Carat) exercise that will advanced aerial and surface-ship antisubmarine drills.
Poseidon Starts Another Deployment In Singapore 
U.S. 7th Fleet will rotationally deploy two Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to Singapore from July 15 through Aug. 12.
Battle For U.S Navy Missile Heats Up 
The industry fight to determine who will furnish the U.S. Navy’s longer-range over-the-horizon missile is growing more intense, with recent Pacific testing and support contract awards.
Carter Writes Lawmakers On NDAA Shortfalls 
U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter sent a letter to the leadership of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees on July 14 for their consideration during a conference on the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook says.
Aviation-Centric USS America Makes Splash At Rimpac 
The aviation-centric class amphibious assault ship (LHA 6) USS America is showcasing its flexibility at the Rim of Pacific (Rimpac) exercise off the Hawaiian coast.
Tribunal Rules Against China in Territorial Dispute 
An international tribunal has tilted toward the Philippines in its territorial clashes with China in the South China Sea, leaving other Asia-Pacific countries to await China’s next move and the ensuing U.S. response.
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.
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