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 | May 19, 2022

The Navy has sent legislation to Congress that would reduce the number of carrier air wings to nine until additional aircraft carriers can fully support a 10th air wing.

Daily News | May 19, 2022

The Navy will submit a legislative proposal to Congress that will include nine destroyers in a multiyear contract plus an option ship to "provide flexibility," according to a senior service official.

Daily News | May 18, 2022

The Navy hopes to drive down service life extension work for existing strike fighters from 18 months to 12 months by 2024 to reduce risk during the service's strike fighter shortfall, the chief of naval operations said today. 

Daily News | May 18, 2022

The gap in production between the LHA-9 and LHA-10 amphibious assault ships will result in a cost increase for the Navy and impact the industrial base, a service leader said today.

Daily News | May 17, 2022

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems will deliver two MQ-9A unmanned aircraft to the 3rd Marine Littoral Regiment next summer, a company official said.

Daily News | May 16, 2022

The Navy will have seven unmanned surface vessels operating out of a new West Coast-based command established on Friday.

Daily News | May 12, 2022

Congressional lawmakers expressed frustration today as the Navy and Marine Corps have yet to confirm the number of amphibious ships needed for the future battlespace.

Daily News | May 12, 2022

The Marine Corps' stand-in force concept will not only deliver traditional amphibious assault -- but organic sensing and strike capability as well, according to a service official.

Daily News | May 11, 2022

The Marine Corps' Ground/Air Task-Orientated Radar is around the world observing the Ukrainian-Russian conflict and operating in the Indo-Pacific with the 3rd Marine Littoral Regiment.

Daily News | May 11, 2022

The Marine Corps will leverage organic intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities "in the near term," according to a service official.

Daily News | May 10, 2022

The future Marine will not be a "starship trooper-looking person," but rather a digital native capable of operating multiple weapon systems, according to the service's top official.

Daily News | May 9, 2022

The Government Accountability Office has found the Navy understates the costs of ship deferred depot maintenance -- adding up to nearly $1.8 billion in maintenance backlog.

Daily News | May 9, 2022

As the Marine Corps enters year three of its modernization effort, the service is citing progress and identifying reconnaissance missions, information warfare and littoral mobility as some of the main drivers in Force Design 2030.

The Insider | May 6, 2022

A Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship, the Sioux City (LCS-11), has deployed with U.S. 6th Fleet in support of allies and partners -- a first for the region.

Daily News | May 4, 2022

The Marine Corps' Force Design 2030 will interrupt China's calculus on making a move in the Indo-Pacific, according to a senior service official.

Daily News | May 4, 2022

The Navy and Marine Corps' first autonomous landing craft will deploy later this year with Amphibious Squadron 8 in U.S. 2nd Fleet.

Daily News | May 3, 2022

A new aviation plan outlines how the Marine Corps will be fully networked to enable the force to operate from distributed locations.

Daily News | May 2, 2022

Several guided-missile destroyers were deployed on short notice to support Europe and "reaffirm our commitment to our NATO allies and partners," according to a senior Navy official.

Daily News | April 29, 2022

The Australia-U.K.-U.S. partnership has the potential to aid U.S submarines, but it will be a "huge job" for Australia's industrial base, according to a prominent House lawmaker.

Daily News | April 28, 2022

The Navy needs to bring its confidence in submarine production to the surface fleet, according to the service's top uniformed official.

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