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.

IG Faults C-130 Spare Parts Purchases 
The U.S. Defense Logistics Agency needs to better manage the way it buys certain spare parts for C-130 Hercules aircraft through multiple contracts, the Pentagon IG says.
Strategy Questions Still Stalk LCS-Frigate Program 
Debate continues in Congress about whether the U.S. Navy is following the right course in buying the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) and follow-on frigates based on modified LCS designs.
Unit Cost Seen As Crucial For Ohio Sub Replacement 
While the overall price tag for the U.S. Navy’s Ohio-class replacement submarine fleet raises some eyebrows, it is the cost of each vessel that will go a long way.
U.S. Amphibious Ships Conduct Operations In South China Sea 
The Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) transited the Straits of Malacca and conducted routine operations in the South China Sea earlier this month.
GAO Faults U.S. Navy Technology-Insertion Solicitation 
The U.S. Navy failed to properly define engineering services in a recent technology-insertion solicitation, the U.S. GAO says.
Attack Sub Alexandria Completes U.S. Navy’s Fastest Overhaul 
The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine SSN 757 USS Alexandria arrived in its new homeport at Naval Base Point Loma in California from the East Coast after undergoing its regularly scheduled engineered overhaul at what the U.S. Navy called record speed.
Analysts Call For Third Offset To Address Pentagon Acquisition 
As the U.S. Defense Department’s Third Offset strategy picks up steam, defense analysts are citing a need to fix Pentagon purchasing to make the concept work.
Africa Emerges As Asian Naval Proving Ground 
Africa is becoming the new proving ground for “soft” Asian naval power.
IG Faults U.S. Navy Management Of SPY-1 Radar Parts 
The U.S. Navy needs to do a better job of managing its maintenance parts for its...
CEO: Future Of HII Nukes Strong, Other Ships Less Certain 
While nuclear ship construction looks strong, there are still questions about some of its other ship lines in later years.
U.S. Patrols, Presence, Strengthen Asia-Pacific Ties, Carter Says 
The U.S. warship patrols to prove that the U.S. Navy enjoys freedom of navigation in what China deems territorial waters is part of an effort to bolster regional ties.
U.S. Navy Built To Police Eurasia: CRS 
The U.S continues to structure its Navy around the need to ensure security abroad.
U.S. Army, Air Force Deploy Strykers North Of Arctic 
The U.S. Army and Air Force deployed Stryker vehicles earlier this month to the north of the Arctic Circle for the first time, the Army says.
Sub-Launched Missile Tests Qualify New Flight Control Equipment 
The U.S. Navy tested two Trident II D5 fleet ballistic missiles to qualify the new flight control and interlocks electronics packages for deployment in 2017, Lockheed Martin says.
Taiwan-China Meeting Prompts Call For U.S. Policy Change 
In the wake of a meeting between the leaders of Taiwan and China, there is pressure for the U.S. to show more support for the smaller Asia country.

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