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.

Articles
Tech Buys For U.S. Navy Too Slow, Official Says 
The amount of time it takes for the U.S. Navy to buy and field technology concerns Bill Bray, the service’s director at the program executive office for integrated warfare systems.
LCS Deploys With First Manned And Unmanned Aircraft 
The U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) is deploying with the multi-mission MH-60R Seahawk helicopter and MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter together on the ship for the first time.
Tech Buys For U.S. Navy Too Slow, Official Says 
The amount of time it takes for the U.S. Navy to buy and field technology concerns Bill Bray, the service’s director at the program executive office for integrated warfare systems.
U.S. Navy Seeks To Protect ‘Buy American’ Provisions 
Responding to concerns from U.S. contractors, the Navy is asking Congress to shield "Buy American" protections and restrictions for its future oiler building programs that appear to be endangered by recent Pentagon acquisition changes.
Investor Sees Possible Big Payoff In Small Surface Boat 

While Wall Street continues to count the costs of U.S. defense investments in traditional contractors with established programs, Avalon Ventures is betting that Juliet Marine Systems’ new Ghost small-attack craft is worth the gamble.

Resembling something akin to a sea-skimming F-117, the boat seems to answer a Pentagon need with features that appear to have caught top-ranking U.S. Navy eyes, says Kevin Kinsella, founder of Avalon, the effort’s chief investor.

Time Ripe For Better U.S.-China Relations, CSIS Says 

While U.S. and Chinese military forces continue to spar in the Asia-Pacific region, now may be the best time for the countries’ political leaders to forge a better relationship, says a regional expert for the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

That is because President Barack Obama is meeting this month with Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China, and the president of the People’s Republic of China.

Deckhouse Mated To Second Zumwalt-Class Hull 
The DDG 1001 Michael Monsoor completed the successful lift and integration of the deckhouse onto the ship’s hull earlier this month at General Dynamics’ Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard.
C2 Still Key To Joint U.S./Japan Military Operations, Admiral Says 
When it comes to running large-scale joint military operations between allied forces such as those of the U.S. and Japan, controlling ships, aircraft and people through the right command and control is paramount, says Rear Adm. John D. Alexander, commander, Battle Force 7th Fleet.
Navy Plans Replacements For Ohio Boomers 
The U.S. Navy is moving toward replacing its Ohio-class subs, but funding, production and technology issues still loom
 
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