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.

Spearhead Shows Mettle In Southern Command Missions 
The U.S. Southern Command put the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) 1 USNS Spearhead through some paces during recent operations in the region.
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Requirements Dossier: Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar (EASR) 
In August, U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command (Navsea) issued a request for proposals for an Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) contract.
USAF To Deploy F-22s To Europe 
The aircraft will help the U.S. train with its joint and NATO partners, USAF Secretary Deborah James says. The deployment of the aircraft, she says, will “assure allies and demonstrate our commitment” to the stability of Europe.
Pentagon Sees Increased Risk In Asia-Pacific Buildup 
The military buildup in the Asia-Pacific region is making it a much more dangerous place, the Pentagon says in a recent report.
Pentagon’s Best Still Headed For Asia-Pacific, Report Says 
Despite budget worries and continued operations against terrorists in the Middle East, the U.S. Defense Department is still sending its newest, best and most advanced aircraft, ships and other equipment to the Asia-Pacific region, the Pentagon says in a recent report.
U.S. Navy Seeks To Wirelessly Recharge UUVs 
The U.S. Navy says it is developing ways to recharge underwater unmanned vehicles (UUVs) using undersea wireless technology.
Carter Says U.S. Will Continue Asia-Pacific Island Strategy 
The Pentagon will continue to operate in the Asia-Pacific region the same as it always has despite the island reclamation by China and other countries there, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter says.
Attack Sub Gets Digital Upgrades 
Los Angeles-class attack submarine SSN-725 USS Helena arrived at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) recently for a docking continuous maintenance availability (DCMAV) that the U.S. Navy says will bring the vessel more fully into the digital age.
CNO: Exercises Strengthen U.S. Asia-Pacific Ops, Relationships 
Joint exercises with regional navies are vital to growing and maintaining U.S. relationships and operations in the Asia-Pacific, says Adm. Jonathan Greenert, chief of naval operations.
Sino-U.S. Naval Drills Pay Off, Greenert Says 
While clashes over U.S. intelligence-gathering flights have been dominating headlines recently, the relationship between the U.S. Navy and People’s Liberation Army Navy (Plan) forces has been steadily improving, says Adm. Jonathan Greenert, U.S. chief of naval operations (CNO).
Asia-Pacific Submarine Market Set To Overtake Europe, Report Says 
The Asia-Pacific region is set to replace Europe as the second biggest submarine market over the next 10 years, with the U.S. continuing as the market leader, Strategic Defense Intelligence (SDI) predicts in a recent report.
Navsea Issues RFP For Next Ford-Class Radar 
U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command (Navsea) has issued a request for proposals for the successor Ford-class aircraft carrier radar.
GAO: DOD Trying To Determine Reasonable Contract Prices 
“The Department of Defense (DOD) is taking several steps to develop guidance and training related to determining the reasonableness of prices,” GAO says in a report released earlier this month.
U.S. Navy Employs Lasers, 3-D Modeling For Dry Dock Work 
Engineers at Naval Ship Systems Engineering Station (Navsses) are creating a 3-D model of Norfolk Naval Shipyard’s (NNSY) dry dock from laser scans taken in June to create an advance-planning 3-D layout of the site and determine optimum placement of support services during future dry dockings.
U.S. Navy Tracking Lithium Batteries For Safer Storage 
U.S. Navy engineers are using high-speed video of failing lithium-ion batteries to help design safe battery enclosures on ships, the service says.

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