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
The Insider | June 13, 2022

HII, shipbuilder and defense technology company, recently demonstrated a capability that could be used from an amphibious ship to launch, operate and recover a large-diameter unmanned underwater vehicle. (UPDATED)

Daily News | June 13, 2022

CAMP PENDLETON, CA -- The Marine Corps is leveraging a networked Littoral Explosive Ordnance Neutralization system in the world's largest international maritime exercise this summer.

Daily News | June 9, 2022

As shipbuilders juggle the construction of two submarine programs at once, the Columbia- and Virginia-class programs are facing delays and growing costs, according to an annual Government Accountability Office review of the Defense Department's major weapon systems.

Daily News | June 8, 2022

House lawmakers are endorsing the Navy's multiyear procurement plan for up to 30 CH-53K heavy-lift helicopters over fiscal years 2023 and 2024.

Daily News | June 8, 2022

The Navy's Zumwalt-class destroyer program is slated to complete operational testing in December -- a 15-month delay from its September 2021 goal.

Daily News | June 8, 2022

A government watchdog's analysis has found that until the Navy reaches its reliability goals for the aircraft carrier Gerald Ford (CVN-78), the ship may not be able to complete one of its main missions -- rapidly deploying aircraft.

Daily News | June 7, 2022

House lawmakers are looking to save five out of the 24 ships the Navy has proposed to decommission in its fiscal year 2023 budget request.

Daily News | June 3, 2022

SAN DIEGO -- To reduce siloed and scattered efforts, Naval Surface Force is building an enterprise solution to adopt and scale artificial intelligence capabilities.

Daily News | June 2, 2022

The Navy has submitted a legislative proposal to Congress for a multiyear ship buy that includes nine destroyers plus an option ship and lays out $1.7 billion in savings if the offer is accepted.

The Insider | June 1, 2022

The Navy has announced the world's largest international maritime exercise will take place June 29 through Aug. 4 in and around Hawaii and Southern California.

Daily News | June 1, 2022

The Navy has fixed a component of its Over-The-Horizon Weapon System after an issue with the missile brought testing to a halt.

The Insider | May 31, 2022

The Navy is extending Textron Systems' contract to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance services aboard an expeditionary sea base ship.

Daily News | May 26, 2022

The Navy can withhold payments and refuse the delivery of additional ships to keep industry accountable for shipyard delays and cost overruns, the Navy's top uniformed officer said today.

The Insider | May 26, 2022

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday has suggested selling used Littoral Combat Ships to other countries -- citing South America as an example -- instead of scrapping the ship entirely.

Daily News | May 25, 2022

After starting various developmental efforts and unmanned programs across the Navy, the service hopes to consolidate its efforts into a single team to accelerate the fielding of unmanned systems within the next five years.

The Insider | May 24, 2022

The Navy is asking industry for information on the service's next-generation destroyer's electric propulsion system.

Daily News | May 24, 2022

The Navy has pushed up the timeline to fully transition from the MQ-8B Fire Scout variant to the MQ-8C from fiscal year 2024 to the end of this year.

Daily News | May 24, 2022

Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, GA, officially declared "net zero" status today -- the Defense Department's first installation to meet this milestone.

Daily News | May 23, 2022

As coastal installations face rising sea levels, recurring flooding and other disastrous impacts of climate change, the Navy has outlined its course of action to build a climate-ready force by 2030.

The Insider | May 20, 2022

The Navy is asking for industry’s input on an air vehicle that can accurately deliver a maritime mine.

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