Lara Seligman

Lara
Seligman
Pentagon Editor,
Aviation Week

As Aviation Week’s Pentagon Editor, Lara Seligman writes about U.S. and international military aviation. Lara began her career as a military reporter covering Navy aviation and shipbuilding for Inside Defense, before moving over to cover the Air Force for Defense News. Prior to moving to the defense beat in 2013, Lara covered Congress and politics, first for National Journal and then for The Hill Newspaper. A Philadelphia native, Lara graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011.

Articles

USAF Reveals Air-to-Air Weapon For F-22 Successor 
The U.S. Air Force is asking for $1 million to stand up the project in its fiscal 2018 budget request—the first time the new capability has appeared on paper.
Trump’s First Pentagon Budget: Winners And Snoozers  6
The latest defense budget prioritizes readiness and repair over modernization but invests in key areas.
USAF Says Boeing ‘Several Months Behind’ On Tanker 
Boeing is several months behind schedule on the tanker program, which means the first aircraft won’t be delivered until after September, top Air Force officials told Congress in written testimony May 25.
Boeing Protests USAF’s Compass Call Decision 
Boeing has lodged a protest over the U.S. Air Force’s decision to allow L3 Technologies to choose the next EC-130H Compass Call aircraft, alleging an unfair conflict of interest.
Paris Air Show: A Showcase For Defense Competition  1
The F-35A flying display aims to attract attention as the global marketplace grows more and more intense.
USAF Scraps Plans To Retire U-2  4
The news that the Dragon Lady will continue patrolling the skies indefinitely, revealed May 23 in President Donald Trump's budget request for fiscal 2018, is a reversal of the Air Force's previous plans.
USAF Aircraft Modernization Steady In Trump’s Budget  38
President Donald Trump’s first proposed budget for the U.S. Air Force keeps the service’s top modernization priorities on track, but does not include the major boost to procurement programs that many defense hawks had hoped for.
U.S. Navy Gets Fewer Ships, Aircraft Than Planned Under Obama 
President Donald Trump's first budget blueprint for the U.S. Navy prioritizes readiness over buying new equipment.
Inside The Cockpit: Flying The F-22 Against Islamic State In Syria  16
U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel, call sign Crash, describes what it was like to fly the Raptor on its very first combat mission.
Lockheed To Debut First F-35A Aerial Demo At Paris Air Show  74
The U.S. Air Force’s F-35A will fly its first aerial demonstration at the Paris Air Show this year, with Lockheed Martin pilots performing aerobatics in the skies above Le Bourget Airport.
F-35 Gives U.S. Marines The Edge In Tense Asia-Pacific  21
Marine Corps is touting the stealthy JSF in training exercises in Japan, South Korea, and Alaska.
U.S. Air Force Clears Lightweight Pilots To Fly F-35  33
Nineteen months after the U.S. Air Force banned lightweight pilots from flying the F-35, the service is lifting the restriction.
Marines Test F-35B Warfighting Chops In Tense Asia-Pacific  2
Amid heightened tensions with China and North Korea, the U.S. Marine Corps is showcasing the F-35B’s warfighting capabilities in exercises around the Pacific Rim.
Scorpion, AT-6 and A-29 Chosen For Light Attack Demo  3
The U.S. Air Force has settled on Textron’s Scorpion jet and AT-6 Wolverine turboprop, along with Sierra Nevada and Embraer’s A-29 Super Tucano, to face off in a light attack demonstration this summer.
Scorpion, AT-6 and A-29 Chosen For Light Attack Demo  49
The U.S. Air Force has settled on Textron’s Scorpion jet and AT-6 Wolverine turboprop, along with Sierra Nevada and Embraer’s A-29 Super Tucano, to face off in a light attack demonstration this summer.
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