Audrey Decker

Audrey Decker was an Inside Defense Navy reporter until February 2023. She previously covered Maryland state politics for Capital News Service. She is a 2021 graduate from the Phillip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.

Archived Articles
The Insider | April 25, 2022

The Marine Corps’ new CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter has reached initial operational capability, according to a Marine Corps press release.

Daily News | April 22, 2022

The Navy's Large Displacement Unmanned Undersea Vehicle program -- known as Snakehead -- will be eliminated after just recently becoming available for fleet use.

Daily News | April 22, 2022

The Navy's latest 30-year shipbuilding plan gives away "massive amounts" of capability with no promise of getting it back anytime soon, according to a prominent House lawmaker.

Daily News | April 21, 2022

The Navy has three "buckets" where it is utilizing artificial intelligence: rudimental tasks, autonomous systems and decision aids, a service official said today.

The Insider | April 21, 2022

The Navy is asking to enter into one or more block-buy contracts for the CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter.

Daily News | April 20, 2022

The Navy has sent Congress a 30-year shipbuilding plan with three potential procurement profiles, with officials citing the continued proliferation of unmanned systems, future budget uncertainty and the modernization of peer adversaries as the prime drivers for presenting multiple strategies.

Daily News | April 19, 2022

The Navy plans to build 51 manned battleforce ships over the next five years, according to the Biden administration's latest 30-year shipbuilding plan, a copy of which was obtained by Inside Defense.

Daily News | April 19, 2022

The Navy's "smart" warehouses are on track for transitioning to production in two years, but the service is still moving at a much slower pace than industry, according to a service official.

Daily News | April 18, 2022

Textron Systems' small unmanned aircraft system Aerosonde is operational on its first guided-missile destroyer and will deploy on a second destroyer this fall.

Daily News | April 15, 2022

Shipbuilder and defense technology company HII has released a suite of autonomy solutions that can turn any ship, vehicle or platform in any domain into a robotic platform -- a technology the company has dubbed "Odyssey."

The Insider | April 14, 2022

The United States and India are considering using Indian shipyards to repair U.S. ships, according to the Fourth Annual U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue.

The Insider | April 13, 2022

The Navy and Marine Corps demonstrated their “lightning carrier” concept on an amphibious assault ship earlier this month.

Daily News | April 13, 2022

The Navy will begin construction on the first Constellation-class frigate this summer or fall, later than the program’s goal to begin construction in April.

The Insider | April 12, 2022

A new report from the Government Accountability Office recommends the Navy's Supervisors of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair are included earlier in the shipbuilding process before contracts are awarded.

The Insider | April 11, 2022

Bollinger Shipyards has been awarded a contract to build the Navy's Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Surface Vehicle, the Defense Department announced on Friday.

Daily News | April 11, 2022

The Navy has not developed a full cost estimate for its unmanned maritime systems and "does not know" how its unmanned efforts fit into future ship planning, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

The Insider | April 8, 2022

The president of one of the Navy's largest shipbuilders, General Dynamics' Bath Iron Works, has resigned.

Daily News | April 8, 2022

General Dynamics Mission Systems is on schedule to complete production of the first Block I Knifefish unmanned undersea vehicles this year and finish updating the retrofitted systems in 2023.

Daily News | April 7, 2022

Austal will deliver an autonomous expeditionary fast transport ship to the Navy later this year --the service's largest, operational autonomous ship to date.

The Insider | April 7, 2022

BAE Systems will complete a study on incorporating a command, control, communications and computers/unmanned aerial systems mission payload on the Marine Corps Amphibious Combat Vehicle.

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