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.

Poseidons Continue To Make Mark In Asia-Pacific 
The P-8A Poseidon aircraft are proving to be worth their investment in the Asia-Pacific region, says Navy Adm. Harry Harris, who took over the mantle of U.S. Pacific commander in late spring.
Harris Cites Growing Opportunities With India, Vietnam 
As many leaders and analysts in the U.S. and Asia-Pacific region continue to direct their focus on Chinese actions in that part of the world – and the American reaction to them – the new U.S. Pacific Command chief is concentrating on the positive, especially growing relationships with India and Vietnam.
Who Will Control The Western Pacific?  4
U.S., China spar over island sovereignty in disputed seas.
Advanced Hawkeye Aerial Refueling System Completes CDR 
Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy recently conducted the critical design review (CDR) for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aerial Refueling (AR) system, the company says.
Railgun Projectiles Pass Test 
Projectiles with onboard electronics survived the railgun launch environment and performed their intended functions in four consecutive tests recently at the U.S. Army’s Dugway Proving Ground in Utah.
DOD IG Faults Osprey Spare-Parts Management 
The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Aviation failed to effectively manage government-owned V-22 Osprey spare parts, the Pentagon Inspector General (IG) says in a recent report.
U.S. Navy Sheds Light On New Data Transfer Technology 
An invention that uses light to transmit data may allow the U.S. Navy to increase the security of classified systems, service officials say.
MLP Puller Gets C41 Suite 
Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) installed the command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I) suite aboard the afloat forward staging base variant of the mobile landing platform (MLP 3) USNS Lewis B. Puller following recently completed acceptance trials.
CRS Likens Chinese A2/AD To Former Soviet Union Strategy 
While some in Congress, the military and certainly analytical circles continue to question the vulnerability, survivability and relevance of carrier strike groups in so-called anti-access, area denial (A2/AD) waters such as those off the mainland China coast, a recent Congressional Research Service (CRS) report notes the U.S. Navy has operated and survived in such well-protected regions before.
Official Touts U.S. Navy’s Diplomatic Prowess 
The U.S. Navy can navigate more safely where traditional diplomacy might flounder, according to Vice Adm. James Foggo, commander of 6th Fleet and Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO.
CRS: Chinese Naval Presence In Spratly Conflict Could Affect U.S. Strategy 
The presence of Chinese naval vessels, personnel, and equipment in the Spratly Island disputes has prompted concerns that could affect U.S. strategy in the Asia-Pacific region, according to the Congressional Research Service (CRS).
USMC, Army Have Own Takes On Reset Liability Costs, GAO Finds 
Lacking centralized Pentagon guidance on making reset liability estimates, the U.S. Marine Corps and Army are producing their own plans and estimates, a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report finds – making it difficult to compare the programs.
ONR Develops 3-D Simulation Program For Marines 
The U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) recently provided the Marine Corps with a 3-D computer-simulation program that measures equipment weight, distribution and effects on body mechanics and individual warfighter performance.
Arctic Changes Add To Pentagon Planning Difficulties 
Getting a right read on Arctic changes is making it difficult to properly plan for military operations there, a recent U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report says.
Carriers Sensor Layers Built To Survive Against A2AD, Admiral Says 
The U.S. carrier strike groups (CSGs) employ and operate a network of sensors to defeat the most hotly contested and defended areas, says Rear Adm. Michael Manazir, director of Navy air warfare.
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