The 2019 Defence Media Awards were presented at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. on the 13th October.

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The 2021 Defence Media Awards will be presented at The National Press Club in Washington D.C. on Sunday 10th October 2021

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Winners of the 2021 Defence Media Awards

 

Best Young Defence Journalist

Oriana Pawlyk

 

Best Training, Simulation and Readiness submission

Yasmin Tadjdeh - Air Force Embracing New Tech to Solve Pilot Shortage - National Defense Magazine

 

Best Military Aviation Submission

Lee Hudson - Short of Breath - Aviation Week & Space Technology

 

Best Breaking News Story

Jon Lake - Wedgetail at Risk - Air Forces Monthly

 

Best Land Systems submission

Jon Harper - Cold Front: Special Operations Forces Bracing for Arctic Missions - National Defense Magazine

 

The Best Defence Electronics submission

Nathan Strout - How the Space Force foiled an Iranian missile attack with a critical early warning C4ISRNET

 

Best Military Maintenance Repair & Overhaul submission

Megan Eckstein - NAVSEA: Analysis of Ship Repair Processes Led to Better On-Time Rates, More Realistic Schedules - USNI

 

Best Technology Submission

Tim Martin - Stealth technology – Now you see me, now you don’t - Air Warfare

 

Best National Security Space Submission

Sandra Erwin - To Defend the High Frontier, Space Force Wants Digitally Minded Troops – SpaceNews

 

Best Naval Systems submission

Alix Valenti – Naval Design Swap – Armada International

 

Best Un-manned systems submission

Garrett Reim - Record number of UAV shoot downs prompt new USAF tactics and countermeasure pod - Flightglobal

 

Best Military Rotorcraft submission

Steve Trimble - Fast Forward - Aviation Week & Space Technology

 

Best Digital Defence submission

National Defense

 

The John Morrocco Award for Best In-Depth Defense Reporting

Judges Commendation - Gabriel Dominguez – Heading for the Exit – Jane’s Defence Weekly

 

The John Morrocco Award for Best In-Depth Defense Reporting

Theresa Hitchens and Sydney Freedberg – Army plan may loosen IC grip on sat based ISR – Breaking Defense

 

Outstanding Achievement Award

Andrew Drwiega

Sandra Erwin

 

 

The Shortlisted Finalists for the 2021 Defence Media Awards

 

Best Young Defence Journalist - sponsored by NAMMO

   Sam Cranny-Evans

   Andrew Eversden

    Brian Everstine

    Oriana Pawlyk

    Yasmin Tadjdeh

    Nathan Strout

 

Best Training, Simulation and Readiness submission - sponsored by CAE

 

Megan Eckstein - Navy Expanding Use of Virtual Trainers for Surface Ship Crews - USNI

Brian Everstine - Coping With COVID Across the Force – Air Force Magazine

Gidget Fuentes - Fatigue at Sea – SEA Power Magazine

Valerie Insinna and Aaron Mehta - The military is scrambling to understand the aviation crash risk from a new 5G sale – Defense News

Gareth Jennings - Red Hawk rising: Boeing and Saab tout 21st Century trainer - Janes Defence Weekly

Yasmin Tadjdeh - Air Force Embracing New Tech to Solve Pilot Shortage - National Defense Magazine

 

 

Best Military Aviation Submission

 

Angie Bee and Jon Lake - Sentinel Stands Down - Air Forces Monthly

Lee Hudson - Short of Breath - Aviation Week & Space Technology

Valerie Insinna - A US Air Force war game shows what the service needs to hold off — or win against — China in 2030  - Defense News

Reuben F. Johnson - Ukraine Turns to West For Fighters - Plans to Drop MiG Fleet - Breaking Defense  

Oriana Pawlyk - After Fatal Jet Crash, the Pilots Got Blamed. Then the Air Force Banned the Flight Maneuver – Military.com

Steve Trimble - F-35A Is Caught In an Acquisition Dogfight Within The US Air Force – Aviation Week & Space Technology

 

 

Best Breaking News Story - available for sponsorship

 

Arie Egozi – Bibi said yes to F35 sale to UAE – Breaking Defense

Jon Lake - Wedgetail at Risk - Air Forces Monthly

Ridzwan Rahmat - Indonesian Navy submarine missing in Bali Sea - Janes Navy International

Skip Robinson - Creek Fire rescues pushed helicopter crews to the max - Verticalmag.com/Vertical Valor

Richard Scott - UK set for shipbuilding strategy refresh - Janes Navy International

Kelvin Wong - Tatmadaw brings UAVs to bear on quelling protest movement - Janes Defence Weekly

 

 

Best Land Systems submission - sponsored by Northrop Grumman

 

Samuel Cranny-Evans, Riccardo Cociani, and Gabriel Dominguez – Reform, Re-equip, Restructure – Jane’s Defence Weekly

Flavia Camargos Pereira - MBT modernisation: Old vs new - Land Warfare

Jon Harper - Cold Front: Special Operations Forces Bracing for Arctic Missions - National Defense Magazine

Jen Judson - US Army tackles enduring system to counter both drone and cruise missile threats – Defense News

Suman Sharma - Asymmetric Warfare – European Security & Defence

Kelvin Wong - Digital predator: Hunter AFV extends Singapore Army’s battlespace awareness and lethality - Janes International Defence Review

 

The Best Defence Electronics submission – sponsored by W. L . Gore & Associates

 

Andrew Eversden - Pentagon shattered speed record to give 1 million people remote work tools - C4ISRNET

Gareth Jennings - The Dark Art: Airborne EA becomes ‘the new black’ for mission success – Jane’s International Defence Review

Jon Lake - Next Gen Radar - Air Forces Monthly

Nathan Strout - How the Space Force foiled an Iranian missile attack with a critical early warning C4ISRNET

Yasmin Tadjdeh - Semiconductor Shortage Shines Light on Weak Supply Chain -National Defense Magazine

Steve Trimble - Shock Force - Aviation Week & Space Technology

 

Best Military Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) submission – sponsored by Northrop Grumman

 

Rachel Cohen - Fighter wings try a fresh approach to combat maintenance - Air Force Times

Gerrard Cowan - Automated advantage: The defence industry and AI - Janes Defence Weekly

Megan Eckstein - NAVSEA: Analysis of Ship Repair Processes Led to Better On-Time Rates, More Realistic Schedules - USNI

Jon Harper - Transition to New F-35 Logistics System Hits Headwinds - National Defense Magazine

Trevor Nash - Maintenance Training: Gold Standard - Military Training

Nathan Strout - The Army is making tank upgrades as simple as switching video game cartridges - C4ISRNET

 

Best Technology Submission - sponsored by L3Harris

 

Sydney Freedberg – Pentagon’s Hypersonics director rebuts the critics – Breaking Defense

Jon Lake - Next Gen Radar – Air Forces Monthly

Tim Martin - Stealth technology – Now you see me, now you don’t - Air Warfare

Meredith Roaten - Analysts Question Uniqueness of Hypersonic Weapons Capabilities - National Defense Magazine

Richard Scott - Decision time: Human-machine teaming in the future operations room - Janes International Defence Review

Kenneth I. Swartz - US Air Force Primes the eVTOL Industry - Vertiflite

 

Best National Security Space Submission – sponsored by Sierra Nevada Corporation

 

Sandra Erwin - To Defend the High Frontier, Space Force Wants Digitally Minded Troops – SpaceNews

Lee Hudson - Space Alert - Aviation Week & Space Technology

Valerie Insinna - Can Biden solve the Space Force’s public relations crisis? - Defense News

Vivienne Machi - US military places a bet on LEO for space security - Via Satellite

Oriana Pawlyk - General Says US Military Should Consider a Deconfliction Line for Space – Military.com

Tom Withington – Pan’s Labyrinth – Armada International

 

 

Best Naval Systems submission

 

Megan Eckstein - USS Carl Vinson Preparing for First F-35C, ‘Advanced Carrier Air Wing’ Deployment – USNI

David B. Larter - For the fire-ravaged ship Bonhomme Richard, the US Navy has no good options - Defense News

Richard Scott - Access all areas: UKMCMFOR stays the course in the Gulf - Janes Navy International

Suman Sharma - Indian Naval Aviation Considering Major Reforms in 2021

Anika Torruella and Mike Fabey - Vanishing act: policing new Arctic routes as ice cover retreats- Janes Navy International

Alix Valenti – Naval Design Swap – Armada International

 

Best Un-manned systems submission – sponsored by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

 

Pat Host - Manned or unmanned: Light combat aircraft face competition from UAVs – Jane’s

Valerie Insinna - Get ready for another fight over the future of the MQ-9 Reaper - Defense News

Tim Martin - MALE UAS: The Trump effect - Air Warfare. Issue 1/2021

Garrett Reim - Record number of UAV shoot downs prompt new USAF tactics and countermeasure pod - Flightglobal

Steve Trimble – Autopilot - Aviation Week & Space Technology

Kelvin Wong - China’s CH-6 armed reconnaissance UAV development breaks cover - Janes International Defence Review

 

Best Military Rotorcraft submission - sponsored by Elbit Systems of America

 

Jason Jorgensen- Black Hawk Glass – Heliops Magazine

Tim Martin - FVL: upward spiral - Air Warfare

Garrett Reim - US Army to exploit crucial weakness in Russian, Chinese air defences - Flightglobal

Yasmin Tadjdeh - U.S. Rotorcraft Industry Trying to Regain Footing - National Defense Magazine

Chris Thatcher and Dan Parsons - Atlantic Destiny - Vertical Valor

Steve Trimble - Fast Forward - Aviation Week & Space Technology

 

Best Digital Defence submission (including video reports, podcasts and online news reports)

 

Defense & Aerospace Report

Defense News

National Defense

Rotor Radio

Shephard media

Wombat – Women in Combat

 

The John Morrocco Award for Best In-Depth Defense Reporting

- sponsored by Boeing

 

Mark Cazalet - GBAD moon rising: Examining future radar and anti-air technologies - Janes International Defence Review

Sam Cranny Evans - Russian special forces rearm to shape the battlefield – Jane’s International Defence Review

Gabriel Dominguez – Heading for the Exit – Jane’s Defence Weekly

Megan Eckstein and Sam LaGrone - No Margin Left: Overworked Carrier Force Struggles to Maintain Deployments After Decades of Overuse - USNI News

Gina Harkins - These Marines Devoted Their Lives to the Corps. Then They Were Singled Out for Having Children – Military.com

Jon Harper - Pentagon Grapples With AI’s Ethical Challenges - National Defense Magazine

Theresa Hitchens and Sydney Freedberg – Army plan may loosen IC grip on sat based ISR – Breaking Defense

Ashley Roque - Under Pressure: US Army races to prove combat vehicle progress – Jane’s International Defence Review

 

The Outstanding Achievement Award (s) will be announced during the presentation of the Defence Media Awards on 10th October.

The winners of the 2021 Defence Media Awards were announced at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. on October 10th. To see the full list please scroll down beneath the video of the 2021 Awards presentation.

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