Audrey Decker

Audrey Decker is an Inside Defense Navy reporter. She has 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 | September 16, 2021

The Marine Corps is shifting the purpose of the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial system to move away from counterinsurgency.

The Insider | September 14, 2021

The Navy's MQ-25 Stingray unmanned aircraft conducted an aerial refueling test with the F-35C Joint Strike Fighter on Monday, the service announced today.

Daily News | September 9, 2021

The Navy's 5th Fleet launched a task force today designed to integrate unmanned systems and artificial intelligence.

Daily News | September 8, 2021

The Navy will be setting up an unmanned task force over the next few months to accelerate its development of unmanned systems.

Daily News | September 3, 2021

Multiple Navy programs would receive increased funding after the House Armed Services Committee vote on Wednesday to authorize an additional $25 billion in defense spending above the president's request for fiscal year 2022.

Daily News | September 2, 2021

Congress and the Biden administration need to provide the Navy with strategic guidance before the service develops its long-term fleet size and shipbuilding plans, House Armed Services Committee member Jared Golden (D-ME) said Thursday.

The Insider | September 2, 2021

The Navy's last Zumwalt-class destroyer Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG-1002) recently conducted builder's trials.

The Insider | August 31, 2021

The Navy's America-class amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA-7) completed its final contract trials on Aug. 26.

Daily News | August 30, 2021

The Navy will have seven unmanned surface vessel prototypes delivered and in heavy rotation by 2023, according to a service official.

Daily News | August 26, 2021

The Navy successfully tested a new motor for a hypersonic missile that will be fielded by both the Navy and Army.

Daily News | August 25, 2021

House lawmakers recommend a $1.5 million increase to upgrade high band jamming capability on the Navy’s EA-18 Growler as part of the House Armed Services Committee’s chairman’s mark for the fiscal year 2022 defense authorization bill.

The Insider | August 25, 2021

The Office of Naval Research awarded General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems a contract to design a motor and energy storage system for a Large Displacement Unmanned Underwater Vehicle.

The Insider | August 24, 2021

The Navy’s T-AO 205 John Lewis Fleet Oiler delivery date is delayed to March of next year.

The Insider | August 23, 2021

The Navy will release a request for proposals to help maintain the service’s afloat enterprise system.

The Insider | August 19, 2021

The Navy's unmanned MQ-25 Stingray completed an air-to-air refueling test with the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye on Wednesday, the service announced today.

Daily News | August 17, 2021

The Office of Naval Research has released a 20-page document detailing how the Navy will invest in Intelligent Autonomous Systems, noting investments must be focused because the commercial world is not investing in technologies that most benefit the Navy.  

The Insider | August 16, 2021

The Navy has awarded over $2.7 billion in multiyear maintenance contracts for Littoral Combat Ships, the Defense Department announced Friday.

The Insider | August 12, 2021

The Navy has completed a prototyping effort for the MEDUSA unmanned undersea vehicle, capable of offensive mining capabilities via submarine.

The Insider | August 11, 2021

The Navy is launching a new research project to develop a system, carried aboard an unmanned vessel, to detect magnetic influence mines.

The Insider | August 10, 2021

The Navy and 21 Indo-Pacific partner nations kicked off the 20th iteration of Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training in Singapore on Tuesday.

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