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.



Barak ER Interceptor Completes Israel’s Missile Shield

By Steve Trimble Apr 09, 2021
A newly validated interceptor fills a void between the Barak 8 and Arrow 2 in Israel’s air-and-missile defense portfolio.
Missile Defense & Weapons

Israel Reveals Secretly Developed Airborne Intelligence Aircraft

By Steve Trimble Apr 09, 2021
Israel’s new surveillance aircraft bucks trend of distributed operations, defines new standard for multifunction intelligence collection.
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

ICBM Replacement Completes Early Schedule, Cost Review

By Steve Trimble Apr 08, 2021
Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Air Force have checked a key box on the list of post-contract award activities for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program, the company said on April 7. 
Missile Defense & Weapons