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 | February 2, 2022

The Navy has organized the largest international collection of unmanned technology -- surface, undersea and aircraft -- for a major naval exercise in the Middle East that will explore the potential of unmanned systems paired with artificial intelligence for maritime domain awareness and search and rescue.

The Insider | February 2, 2022

Northrop Grumman delivered its first MQ-4C Triton to the Navy with an upgraded hardware and software configuration, IFC-4.

Daily News | February 1, 2022

With an increased focus on operating in the Pacific theater, the Navy is considering different platforms to create a more distributed fleet architecture -- one of which being the Next Generation Logistics Ship.

The Insider | February 1, 2022

The Navy is seeking to expand its training area in the Gulf of Alaska, according to a notice released today.

The Insider | January 31, 2022

The Marine Corps conducted an operational test and evaluation of the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile from an attack helicopter in December, according to a statement issued today.

Daily News | January 31, 2022

As the Navy sharpens its plan for a more distributed fleet with smaller combatants, the procurement of lighter, electrified systems is becoming increasingly important. 

Daily News | January 28, 2022

Live missile testing on the test ship used for the Navy's newest destroyer class highlighted limitations that could restrict operational effectiveness, the Pentagon's chief weapons tester said in his annual report. 

Daily News | January 27, 2022

Operational testing of the Navy's newest version of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet infrared sensor has been delayed until "at least" the second quarter of fiscal year 2023 due to hardware and software delays, according to a new report from the Pentagon's top weapons tester released today.

Daily News | January 26, 2022

Harnessing the power of data can help alleviate the Navy’s supply chain issues and give predictability to the defense industrial base to avoid "feast or famine" scenarios, according to a service official.

Daily News | January 25, 2022

The Navy is uncertain if it will reach its goal to integrate Link-16 into the MQ-8C Fire Scout fleet by fiscal year 2023, according to a service official.

The Insider | January 25, 2022

Raytheon Technologies delivered the first low-rate initial production Joint Precision Approach and Landing System to the Navy ahead of schedule this quarter, Greg Hayes, the company's chief executive officer, said during today's earnings call.

The Insider | January 24, 2022

The Navy's acquisition force is focusing on moving from a platform-driven to a dynamic portfolio approach to acquisitions in 2022 and to making sustainment an acquisition effort, according to a memorandum obtained by Inside Defense.

The Insider | January 21, 2022

The Navy will host an industry day next week to provide further information on an unmanned aircraft system that would perform maritime search and rescue missions.

The Insider | January 21, 2022

The Navy is seeking industry input on a new unmanned aircraft system capable of vertical takeoff and landing.

The Insider | January 20, 2022

President Biden has nominated Franklin Parker to become assistant Navy secretary for manpower and reserve affairs.

Daily News | January 20, 2022

The first Medium Unmanned Surface Vessel platform will feature a broad payload area where the Navy can "pick and choose" the platform's capabilities, according to L3Harris executives.

The Insider | January 20, 2022

Naval Information Warfare Systems Command is hosting a virtual industry day to discuss information warfare topics on Feb. 14, according to a notice released Wednesday.

The Insider | January 19, 2022

The Navy is considering adding an advanced degaussing system to all destroyers in 2023, according to Capt. Seth Miller, program manager for the Arleigh Burke class.

Daily News | January 18, 2022

The Navy and its industry partners say ongoing congressional dysfunction is making it harder for the service to plot a path forward to increase its number of unmanned systems and invest in other emerging technologies.

Daily News | January 14, 2022

The Navy will pilot a program to harness artificial intelligence and machine learning on the service's "biggest lever" -- the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, Capt. Scott Larson, program manager of surface ship readiness and sustainment, said Wednesday.

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