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 | March 24, 2022

Despite tight budget environments, the Navy is developing its Next Generation Air Dominance Family of Systems, hoping to expand its reach and maintain air superiority.

Daily News | March 23, 2022

While the Navy is rapidly working to enable a cloud environment, the service is still playing catch-up when it comes to modernizing its technology.

The Insider | March 21, 2022

The Navy's Lionfish Small Unmanned Undersea Vehicle program is gearing up for a production contract after completing the prototype effort, according to a service notice. 

Daily News | March 18, 2022

The Marine Corps' CH-53K program completed initial operational test and evaluation earlier this month and is on track to be operational this year.

The Insider | March 17, 2022

The Marine Corps declared initial operational capability for the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile on the AH-1Z Viper helicopter on March 1, according to a statement issued by the service today.

Daily News | March 17, 2022

The Marine Corps' new presidential helicopter program will begin follow-on operational test and evaluation in 2022 after reaching initial operational capability in December.

Daily News | March 16, 2022

A supply chain cadence needs to be "in place" to support the current two-a-year Virginia-class attack submarine goal before attempting to reach three submarines per year, according to General Dynamics' chief executive.

Daily News | March 15, 2022

A Lockheed Martin-built laser will be operating at sea in fiscal year 2023 and will feature a "layered" approach to defense, according to a company representative.

The Insider | March 15, 2022

The Marine Corps and Navy demonstrated manned-unmanned teaming with Marine helicopters and the MQ-8C Fire Scout during a March 10 exercise at Naval Air Facility El Centro, CA.

Daily News | March 14, 2022

The Navy's newest version of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet infrared sensor will be mission-capable in spring 2024, a change from the Navy's previous goal to reach IOC by the end of fiscal year 2022.

Daily News | March 14, 2022

The Navy expects to complete final integration testing of the Small Diameter Bomb Increment II on the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet this year, a program spokesman told Inside Defense Friday.

Daily News | March 11, 2022

The Navy’s MQ-4C Triton contractor and developmental test schedules have little margin for error, according to the "controlled unclassified information" version of the annual report released by the Pentagon's director of operational test and evaluation.

Daily News | March 10, 2022

The Navy failed to collect "substantial" amounts of performance data from the Unmanned Influence Sweep System, part of the service's mine countermeasure technologies, due to testing issues.

Daily News | March 9, 2022

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday will release an update to his navigation plan within the next month.

Daily News | March 9, 2022

Congress is looking for specific numbers of ships in the Navy's shipbuilding plan, not a range of ships, according to a House Republican.

Daily News | March 8, 2022

The Navy will be kicking off a pilot program called SCOUT in Joint Interagency Task Force South soon, according to a service official.

The Insider | March 7, 2022

The Navy will hold a logistics re-supply technology demonstration this summer to help develop the requirements and contracting strategy for future unmanned aircraft system programs of record.

The Insider | March 4, 2022

The Defense Department's Strategic Capabilities Office has officially transferred the Ghost Fleet Overlord Program to the Navy's program executive office for unmanned and small combatants for continued experimentation and prototyping.

Daily News | March 3, 2022

Congressional leaders worry the Navy hasn't made enough progress with surface ship maintenance, while service officials pointed to hurdles with the continuing resolution during a joint hearing today with House Armed Services seapower and projection forces and readiness subcommittees.

The Insider | March 2, 2022

The Navy will begin final Tomahawk integration with the Navy's Zumwalt-class destroyers in a few months.

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