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.


Boeing Opts Out Of USAF’s Light Attack Demo 
Boeing has decided not to participate in the U.S. Air Force’s light-attack flight demonstration, a company spokeswoman says.
V-22 May Get Forward-Firing Gun, Precision Rockets – And Lasers? 
Boeing is looking to turn its V-22 Osprey into a mini gunship with a large, forward-firing gun, precision-guided rockets, and possibly even laser weapons.
Conservative Think Tank Urges USAF To Slash F-35 Buy  1
A prominent conservative think tank is urging the U.S. Air Force to slash its planned buy of Lockheed Martin F-35 aircraft to invest more resources in other next-generation capabilities.
How Should U.S. Military Change Its Space Operations?  6
As the nation’s space mission grows, does the service have enough clout to manage it all?
U.S. Navy’s Winter To Replace Bogdan As F-35 Chief  1
U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan is set to retire as the head of the F-35 Joint Program Office and be replaced by U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Mathias Winter.
How Tiltrotor Tech Is Changing the Way the U.S. Marine Corps Fights  13
The transformative V-22 is driving requirements for the Marine Corps’ next-generation rotorcraft fleet.
Boeing’s New Air Force One To Get Additional Scrutiny 
The U.S. Air Force has installed a two-star general to oversee Boeing’s fledgling Air Force One replacement.
GAO: Boeing KC-46 Tanker At Risk Of Further Delays 
Congressional auditors warn that Boeing's KC-46 tanker is in danger of falling even further behind schedule.
Pentagon Seeks New Ways To Cut F-35 Costs  1
The price of a U.S. Air Force F-35A fell below $100 million for the first time in the latest low-rate initial production lot. But that’s not good enough, the Pentagon says.
With Raytheon Out, Leonardo DRS Touts Lower-Cost T-100  35
With Leonardo’s North American arm replacing Raytheon as prime, the T-100 bid for the U.S. Air Force’s coveted $16 billion T-X contract will come in at a lower price, according to a top company executive.
F-16 Sale to Bahrain Hinges On Trump Approval 
The potential order for up to 19 additional F-16s could be a lifeline for Lockheed’s Fighting Falcon line, which is facing possible shutdown this year after deliveries to Iraq are completed.
McCain Slams F-35 For $1B Overrun, Six-Month Delay  1
The chairman of the Senate Armed Services slammed Lockheed Martin’s F-35 for cost overruns and schedule delays just one day after company executives touted progress on the program.
McCain, Thornberry Sound Alarm Over Year-Long CR 
The powerful chairmen of the Senate and House Armed Services committees are sounding the alarm over an increasingly likely year-long continuing resolution (CR) that could have devastating effects on military readiness.
First New USAF Pilots Begin F-35A Training At Luke AFB  10
The Air Force hopes a new crop of young pilots will help take the F-35 to the next level
Who Are Contenders For OA-X Light-Attack Demo?  47
Two turboprops are the leading candidates, but at least nine other aircraft could vie for a capability assessment this summer.
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