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

For A-10 Pilots, Oxygen Deprivation Is Recurring Problem 
Warthog pilots,have reported nine hypoxialike events since the beginning of fiscal 2017.
U.S. Military Prepares For Government Shutdown 
Defense Secretary James Mattis says if the federal government shuts down maintenance on critical equipment, training for the reserve force, and intelligence operations around the world will cease, and over half of the Department of Defense’s civilian workforce will be furloughed.
One-Star Tapped To Solve USAF’s Hypoxia Headache  53
The U.S. Air Force has stood up a team to investigate the unexplained physiological episodes happening across the service’s fighter aircraft.
Budget Gridlock May Delay Northrop’s B-21 Bomber 
The U.S. Air Force’s number two civilian is warning that continued budget gridlock could delay the fielding of Northrop Grumman’s B-21 stealth bomber.
Thornberry: Trump’s Defense Strategy Will Drive Spending Decisions 
An influential GOP congressman expects the Trump administration’s National Defense Strategy will provide a blueprint to guide congressional spending decisions.
Afghan Air Force Prepares For Takeoff 
The NATO-led effort to build a self-sufficient Afghan Air Force will soon be put to the test.
Dozens Of A-10s Grounded Last Year After Hypoxia Reports  37
The USAF temporarily grounded more than 24 A-10 Warthogs at an Arizona service base late last year after multiple pilots reported hypoxia-like symptoms in flight.
L3 Forges Ahead On Compass Call After Protest Delay 
L3 Technologies is charging ahead with replacing the USAF’s fleet of EC-130H Compass Call electronic attack aircraft with a new business jet-based platform.
L3 Moves Ahead On Compass Call After Protest Delay 
L3 Technologies is charging ahead with replacing the USAF’s fleet of EC-130H Compass Call electronic attack aircraft with a new business jet-based platform.
Hey, Siri, How Do You Fly An F-35?  31
The U.S. Air Force is looking at leveraging virtual reality and artificial intelligence to transform pilot training.
Is Russia Spying On U.S. Stealth Fighters In Syria?  79
As Russian pilots leverage the close quarters of the air campaign in Iraq and Syria to gather intel on U.S. operations, one U.S. aircraft could be vulnerable to prying eyes—the F-22 Raptor.
Boeing Still Working To Repair Major KC-46 Defects  57
Boeing is still working to fix three deficiencies related to the refueling process of the KC-46 that must be resolved before the tanker can enter service.
Textron’s Scorpion Tries USAF’s New ISR Pod On For Size 
Textron recently seized a chance to prove its Scorpion light fighter could be the right fit as a low-cost alternative to existing ISR platforms for the USAF.
With ISIS On The Run In Syria, Coalition Hunts Stragglers  36
The Islamic State is crumbling in Iraq and Syria, but there is no end in sight for those at the heart of the U.S.-led air campaign against the militant group.
Boeing Scores Twin Deals For F-15 To Qatar, KC-46 To Japan 
Things are looking up for Boeing, with the aerospace firm scoring two major international deals just days before the end of a tumultuous year.
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