Steve Trimble

Defense Editor

Washington, DC


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

Born in a U.S. Air Force family, he grew up on military bases around the world and came to Washington 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 U.S. bureau chief for Jane’s Defence Weekly and later FlightGlobal. He has covered aviation stories on six continents and won multiple awards, including the 2017 Aerospace Media Awards honor for Best In-Depth Feature on the effort to revive Russia’s commercial aviation industry.



By Steve Trimble
Lockheed Martin replaced Paul Lemmo as Sikorsky president, promoting Richard Benton from a division of Missiles and Fire Control Rotary and Mission Systems.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Steve Trimble
Lockheed Martin F-35s will become more expensive over the next four years, with flyaway prices rising 16-18% depending on the variant.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Steve Trimble
The tender moves the 5.8-metric ton Light Combat Helicopter, also known as Prachand, closer to a long-awaited order for full-rate production.
Light Attack and Advanced Training