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
CNO Nominee Emphasizes Presence, Joint Ops, Traditional Programs 
Adm. John Richardson appears to be holding the service’s current course, with calls for maintaining a global presence aligned with maritime partners and deploying a robust at-sea force.
Pentagon Alternative Fuel Use Remains Low, Limited 

The Pentagon still has plenty of room to grow in its alternative fuel programs, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Mabus Stresses Directed Energy Needs 
U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is keeping the service on course to deploy directed energy (DE) weapons by scrutinizing the way the service develops and buys the systems.
Mobile Weather Station Helps Recovery Operations 
A mobile weather station developed with support from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) is helping with recovery operations in challenging environments.
Unmanned Aircraft Debut In Carat Singapore Exercise 
The U.S. Navy and Republic of Singapore Navy completed the 21st annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (Carat) Singapore exercise earlier this month.
JHSV Tests ScanEagle, Puma UAV Deployments 
Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) 1 USNS Spearhead completed Fleet Experimentation (Flex) period two earlier this month, U.S. Navy officials say.
Crimea Situation Calls European BMD Effort Into Question 
Russia’s moves in Crimea are causing some to question whether European countries should shoulder more of the burden for ballistic missile defense (BMD) and other defensive efforts, according to the U.S. Congressional Research Service (CRS).
U.S. Navy Ship Plan Still Seen Falling Short 
The U.S. Navy’s shipbuilding plan still comes up short over the coming decades, according to the Congressional Research Service (CRS).
U.S. Navy Readies For Surface Ship Laser Installation 

The Pentagon and U.S. Navy appear to be getting closer to installing lasers on surface ships, a recent Congressional Research Report says.

Australia Puts Focus On Expeditionary Forces 
The growing focus on Australian amphibious forces spotlighted during this month’s Talisman Saber exercise is part of the national effort to hone its expeditionary skills and a broader effort to develop more far-flung operations, says an analyst at one of the country’s leading naval research advisory centers.
Australia Puts Focus On Expeditionary Forces 
The growing focus on Australian amphibious forces spotlighted during this month’s Talisman Saber exercise is part of the national effort to hone its expeditionary skills and a broader effort to develop more far-flung operations, says an analyst at one of the country’s leading naval research advisory centers.
U.S. Nuclear Industry Relies On Chinese Business 

The U.S. nuclear industry is paying close attention to negotiations for a continued nuclear cooperation agreement between the nation and China, especially given the need to keep business thriving in the Asian giant.
“A key issue for the U.S. nuclear industry is its continued participation in the construction of new Chinese nuclear power plants,” the U.S. Congressional Research Service (CRS) says in a recent report.

Fort Worth Shows Flexibility In Asia-Pacific 
The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 3 Forth Worth is making a mark in the Asia-Pacific more through its flexibility than by flexing major military muscle.
HII Receives U.S. Navy Submarine Contract 
The U.S. Navy awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) a program-spanning contract for submarine work that could be worth up to about $564 million, service officials say.
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