Steve Trimble

Defense Editor

Washington, DC


Steve covers military aviation, missiles and space for the Aviation Week Network, based in Washington DC.

Born in a U.S. Air Force family, he grew up on military bases around the world and came to Washington DC in 1997 to work for Army Times Publishing Co. as a journalist. Steve helped launch the portal in 2000, then joined the editorial team for Aviation Week’s web site in 2001. He reported on the Pentagon for Aerospace Daily in 2002 and 2003.

From September 2003 to September 2018, Steve covered defense and aviation issues and managed staff as the US bureau chief for Jane’s Defence Weekly and later FlightGlobal. He has covered aviation stories on six continents and won several multiple awards, including the 2017 Aerospace Media Awards honor for Best In-Depth Feature on the effort to revive Russia’s commercial aviation industry.



U.S. Sues To Stop Lockheed Takeover Of Aerojet Rocketdyne
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is suing to stop Lockheed Martin, the Pentagon’s leading contractor by annual sales, from taking over rocket and missile propulsion specialist Aerojet Rocketdyne.
andy.savoie@av… Tue, 01/25/2022 - 19:34
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The Weekly Debrief: Mirroring China Threat Drives Adversary Air Fleet Shake-up

By Steve Trimble Jan 24, 2022
China’s J-20 stealth fighter carrying PL-15 long-range air-to-air missiles poses many challenges for the U.S. Air Force, not least in providing realistic training against it.
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New North Korean Missiles Test Nerves In Tense Region
A series of North Korean missile tests reveals new capabilities designed to circumvent regional defenses.
jack.freifelde… Fri, 01/21/2022 - 09:00
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