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 21, 2022

The Navy continues to be plagued by submarine maintenance delays -- experiencing a "significant growth" in the number of days needed to complete a Virginia-class submarine availability, according to a top service official.

Daily News | September 20, 2022

A top Navy official said fewer ships are being delivered on time out of maintenance availabilities -- citing workforce shortages as a "national crisis."

Daily News | September 16, 2022

Despite the Navy's proposed early retirement of nine Littoral Combat Ships, the program's mission packages, aimed to provide modularity and flexibility for the ship class, are not dependent on the number of LCS in the fleet.

Daily News | September 15, 2022

Australia's purchase of the Triton unmanned aerial vehicle has opened the door for the U.S. Navy to possibly have a maintenance repair facility in the Western Pacific.

Daily News | September 14, 2022

Amidst unclear targets for the Navy's fleet size, a House lawmaker cites the process of distributing the Defense Department's budget among the three services as a major hindrance for the Navy if it wants to build a bigger fleet.

Daily News | September 9, 2022

NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, MD -- The Navy is working to expand its use of unmanned aviation, aiming to change the look of its aircraft carriers where more than four out of every 10 aircraft would be unmanned.

Daily News | September 7, 2022

The Australia-United Kingdom-United States alliance has been sharing information on each other's capabilities to plan a path forward for the future Australian nuclear-powered submarine, according to a senior U.S. Navy leader.

Daily News | September 7, 2022

As industry faces workforce shortages, supply chain issues and inflation, the Navy must maintain an open dialogue with contractors while holding them to their commitments, the service's under secretary said today.

Daily News | September 1, 2022

The Navy is testing out innovative technologies from industry and academia to improve the service's approach to maintenance and potentially help sailors conduct repairs at sea.

The Insider | August 31, 2022

After the U.S. Navy stopped an Iranian naval support ship from capturing one of 5th Fleet's unmanned surface vessels in the Arabian Gulf, the Pentagon said the incident is indicative of Tehran's ongoing disruptive activity in the region.

The Insider | August 31, 2022

The Navy canceled Raytheon Technologies' Dual-mode Array Transmitter program for Littoral Combat Ships and frigates earlier this year due to technical challenges with the sonar.

Daily News | August 31, 2022

Construction on the Navy's first Constellation-class frigate officially begins today as the Navy looks to the small combatant to model conditions-based maintenance for the rest of the surface fleet.

Daily News | August 29, 2022

NEWPORT NEWS, VA -- As HII continues building the Ford-class aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN-80), the Navy and its industry partner are detailing the benefits of a block buy for the program.

Daily News | August 25, 2022

As the Navy begins operating its unmanned surface vessels in the fleet, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is making strides on an ambitious concept for a vessel that could operate at sea for a year without any human intervention.

Daily News | August 23, 2022

ANNAPOLIS, MD -- The newest Overlord Unmanned Surface Vessel will transit to the West Coast to begin fleet operations and will be joined by the Navy's next prototype in 2023.

The Insider | August 19, 2022

The Navy will begin construction of the first Constellation-class frigate this month, according to a service official.

Daily News | August 18, 2022

The Navy will build its Littoral Combat Ship presence in the Western Pacific to six vessels in the next few years, a top service official said today.

The Insider | August 18, 2022

Lockheed Martin has delivered its multimission laser weapon system to the Navy, slated to be operational at sea in fiscal year 2023.

The Insider | August 16, 2022

The Navy wants to decommission 39 ships in fiscal year 2023, according to its annual ship inactivation schedule.

Daily News | August 16, 2022

The Navy's MQ-8C Fire Scout exercised its expeditionary capability off the coast of California this summer, landing and operating in an austere location.

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