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.

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Daily News | April 28, 2022

The Navy has sent Congress a plan to build the next-generation destroyer using the Columbia-class submarine program's acquisition strategy.

Daily News | April 27, 2022

The Marine Corps is struggling to meet its requirement to be the crisis response force for the nation due to a lack of LPD-class amphibious warships, according to a senior service official.

Daily News | April 26, 2022

The Navy, after weeks of questions, has provided insight into why it double counted the LHA-9 amphibious assault ship in its fiscal year 2023 budget request, explaining it happened because of poor communication and the “change in administration.”

The Insider | April 26, 2022

The Navy is seeking information from industry about the Mining Expendable Delivery Unmanned Submarine Asset that would meet future submarine payload requirements.

Daily News | April 26, 2022

After being informed that industry can build more E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes in fiscal year 2023, the Navy is asking Congress for $400 million in its unfunded priorities list for two additional aircraft.

Daily News | April 25, 2022

The Navy has pushed out production of its Large Unmanned Surface Vessel until fiscal year 2025 to reduce risk, according to recently released budget justification documents.

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.

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