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
Daily News | January 28, 2022

Live missile testing on the test ship used for the Navy's newest destroyer class highlighted limitations that could restrict operational effectiveness, the Pentagon's chief weapons tester said in his annual report. 

Daily News | January 27, 2022

Operational testing of the Navy's newest version of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet infrared sensor has been delayed until "at least" the second quarter of fiscal year 2023 due to hardware and software delays, according to a new report from the Pentagon's top weapons tester released today.

Daily News | January 26, 2022

Harnessing the power of data can help alleviate the Navy’s supply chain issues and give predictability to the defense industrial base to avoid "feast or famine" scenarios, according to a service official.

Daily News | January 25, 2022

The Navy is uncertain if it will reach its goal to integrate Link-16 into the MQ-8C Fire Scout fleet by fiscal year 2023, according to a service official.

The Insider | January 25, 2022

Raytheon Technologies delivered the first low-rate initial production Joint Precision Approach and Landing System to the Navy ahead of schedule this quarter, Greg Hayes, the company's chief executive officer, said during today's earnings call.

The Insider | January 24, 2022

The Navy's acquisition force is focusing on moving from a platform-driven to a dynamic portfolio approach to acquisitions in 2022 and to making sustainment an acquisition effort, according to a memorandum obtained by Inside Defense.

The Insider | January 21, 2022

The Navy will host an industry day next week to provide further information on an unmanned aircraft system that would perform maritime search and rescue missions.

The Insider | January 21, 2022

The Navy is seeking industry input on a new unmanned aircraft system capable of vertical takeoff and landing.

The Insider | January 20, 2022

President Biden has nominated Franklin Parker to become assistant Navy secretary for manpower and reserve affairs.

Daily News | January 20, 2022

The first Medium Unmanned Surface Vessel platform will feature a broad payload area where the Navy can "pick and choose" the platform's capabilities, according to L3Harris executives.

The Insider | January 20, 2022

Naval Information Warfare Systems Command is hosting a virtual industry day to discuss information warfare topics on Feb. 14, according to a notice released Wednesday.

The Insider | January 19, 2022

The Navy is considering adding an advanced degaussing system to all destroyers in 2023, according to Capt. Seth Miller, program manager for the Arleigh Burke class.

Daily News | January 18, 2022

The Navy and its industry partners say ongoing congressional dysfunction is making it harder for the service to plot a path forward to increase its number of unmanned systems and invest in other emerging technologies.

Daily News | January 14, 2022

The Navy will pilot a program to harness artificial intelligence and machine learning on the service's "biggest lever" -- the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, Capt. Scott Larson, program manager of surface ship readiness and sustainment, said Wednesday.

Daily News | January 13, 2022

The Navy expects to deliver four Ship-to-Shore Connector amphibious craft per year, Capt. Scot Searles, SSC program manager, said on Wednesday.

Daily News | January 13, 2022

The Navy will complete its force structure assessment on amphibious warships by the end of March, Capt. Cedric McNeal, amphibious warfare program manager, said on Wednesday.

Daily News | January 12, 2022

The Navy is prioritizing a new hull and integrated power system for its next-generation destroyer program, Katie Connelly, DDG(X) deputy program manager, said today.

Daily News | January 11, 2022

The Navy will stand up Unmanned Surface Vessel Division One this summer to shape the service's decision-making process before the acquisition of USVs, Vice Adm. Roy Kitchener, commander of Naval Surface Forces, said today.

Daily News | January 6, 2022

The future of maritime security in the Middle East relies on coalition efforts between nations, a retired Navy official said today.

The Insider | January 5, 2022

The Navy is looking for information on autonomous technologies that would support safe navigation in the service's ships and submarines, according to a request for information released Monday.

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