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 multiple awards, including the 2017 Aerospace Media Awards honor for Best In-Depth Feature on the effort to revive Russia’s commercial aviation industry.



By Steve Trimble Dec 08, 2023
Airworthiness testing included eight firings of a Raafel Spike Non-Line-of-Sight missile from the latest version of the heavy attack helicopter, Lockheed said.
Missile Defense & Weapons

By Steve Trimble Dec 08, 2023
Lockheed Martin delivered the first Precision Strike Missile to the Army after qualification testing in November from the White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.
Missile Defense & Weapons

By Steve Trimble Dec 08, 2023
A new book takes the wraps off the secret flight-test history of the facility in the Nevada Test and Training Range like no one ever has before. Listen in to hear from author Peter Merlin.
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