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.



DOD Developing Common Standards, Interfaces For DEWS
The U.S. Defense Department has announced plans to apply modular open systems approach standards on an emerging class of directed energy weapon systems. 
steve.trimble@… Tue, 10/19/2021 - 20:10
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USAF Takes First Step Toward Possible E-7A Buy

By Steve Trimble Oct 19, 2021
The U.S. Air Force plans to look into how much work it will take to convert Australia’s E-7A Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft into a U.S. Defense Department-compliant platform.
Sensors & Electronic Warfare
BAE/Sierra Nevada Competes Against Northrop For GHOST
Three industry teams have been selected to compete for the next signals intelligence sensor being developed for the U.S. Air Force’s high-altitude aircraft fleet.
steve.trimble@… Tue, 10/19/2021 - 17:47
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