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 Exploring Options For Future Battle Management 
The future of battle management may not include the J-Stars recapitalization program, according to the head of Air Combat Command.
USAF Considers ‘Light ISR’ To Augment Light Attack  4
The U.S. Air Force is looking into a “light”—or low-cost—alternative to current ISR capabilities to accompany a potential future light attack fleet into low-threat environments.
Pilot Breathing Issues Prompt Changes To F-35 Mask, Vest  16
The U.S. Air Force is making changes to F-35 flight equipment to make breathing easier for pilots.
Pratt & Whitney Completes Milestone In Next-Gen Engine Testing  12
Pratt & Whitney has completed a key step in the development of next-generation fighter propulsion technology.
Aviation Week Flies With The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds 9
Watch as Aviation Week's Lara Seligman joins Thunderbird No. 7 Lt. Col. Kevin Walsh, a career F-16 pilot, as he runs through the Thunderbirds’ best-known maneuvers one by one in the skies over the eastern U.S.
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Commercial Derivatives Questioned As USAF Eyes J-Stars Replacement  4
U.S. Air Force may consider survivability when evaluating special missions platforms, which could hurt the chances of commercial and business jet derivatives.
How U.S. F-15E Drone Shoot-Down Changed Air Game In Syria  107
Air Force Lt. Col. Jeremy Renken’s downing of an armed UAV over Syria in June signaled pro-regime forces that the U.S. will not fail to act in self defense.
In Stealth Era, ‘Red Air’ Struggles To Fight Back  10
U.S Air Force is looking for a new aggressor aircraft to replace the 50-year-old T-38 currently flying mock aerial combat against the F-22 and F-35.
USAF Weighs Scrapping J-Stars Recap  55
Just months before the U.S. Air Force is slated to choose an industry team to begin developing a new aircraft to replace its existing battlefield command-and-control and surveillance fleet, the service appears to be considering scrapping the program altogether.
Scrapping J-Stars Recap Weighed By USAF 
Just months before the U.S. Air Force is slated to choose an industry team to begin developing a new aircraft to replace its existing battlefield command-and-control and surveillance fleet, the service appears to be considering scrapping the program altogether.
Pentagon Turns To Silicon Valley To Modernize F-22, F-35 
The Pentagon is looking to bring “agile” processes from the commercial world to the F-22 and F-35 programs.
New F-35 Head Wants Deal On Next Production Lot In October 
The Pentagon’s new F-35 program executive officer is pressing to finalize a deal with manufacturer Lockheed Martin on the next batch of aircraft by Oct. 15.
New F-35 Roadmap Would Roll Out Updates Like iPhone  76
The F-35 program office is seeking to restructure the way it delivers new software capabilities to the fleet.
Podcast: U.S. Out of Easy Options in North Korea 13
As tensions on the Korean peninsula grow hotter and hotter, imposing costs on the U.S. military, Aviation Week editors discuss whether it is time to learn how to live with a nuclear North Korea.
F-35 Development Inches Closer To Finish Line  13
The first F-35 squadrons are set to receive aircraft equipped with a version of the final software load, but the program still has significant hurdles to overcome in its final stretch.
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