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.



U.S. Marine Corps Plots VTOL Fleet Makeover

By Steve Trimble May 16, 2022
Unmanned Logistics System emerges as the top priority as attack and utility fleet replacement is deferred.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Podcast: The Future Of Air Assault

By Jen DiMascio May 13, 2022
The war in Ukraine is revealing the vulnerability of attack helicopters to man-portable air-defense systems. Defense analyst Sash Tusa joins Aviation Week editors to discuss options that the U.S. Army will consider at its EDGE 22 exercise, how manufacturers could protect future rotorcraft and whether those ideas make sense.
Defense and Space

Thales Wins Helmet Mounted Display Replacement For F-16s

By Steve Trimble May 12, 2022
A Thales system will replace the helmet mounted display on all Lockheed Martin F-16s flown by Air National Guard and Reserve pilots, the company says. 
Aircraft & Propulsion