Lee Hudson

Lee Hudson was Inside the Navy's managing editor until June 2018. She has covered Navy and Marine Corps issues since 2011, reporting at the Pentagon, Capitol Hill, aboard ships and military facilities around the U.S. Previously she worked as a staff reporter at The Daily Review in Morgan City, LA, covering local government and crime. Lee graduated with a B.A. in Mass Communication and Marketing from Loyola University New Orleans.

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Daily News | June 14, 2018

The Navy may offer more attack submarine work to private industry, which would be a reversal of its current maintenance structure, according to a senior official.

Daily News | June 14, 2018

The Navy’s aviation community is lagging behind the shipbuilding enterprise in determining how to modernize its depots and is slated to submit a plan to Congress next year, according to a senior official.

Daily News | June 13, 2018

The Naval Safety Center has partnered with the Army Analytics Group for data aggregation and complex analysis to better understand the uptick in aviation mishaps, according to a Navy official.

Daily News | June 07, 2018

Perplexed by the Pentagon's decision to decrease its Joint Strike Fighter spare parts purchases as jets continue to roll off the production line, Senate authorizers are clearing an additional $100 million in fiscal year 2019 for the effort.

Daily News | June 07, 2018

Senate lawmakers want the Marine Corps to follow the Air Force's lead in buying a fleet of light attack jets because members believe the Marines are too reliant on the Joint Strike Fighter.

Daily News | June 07, 2018

Senate lawmakers are calling for the Marine Corps to purchase a medium-altitude, long-endurance Group 5 unmanned aerial system because the lawmakers believe the RQ-21 Blackjack has repeatedly proved to be ineffective.

Daily News | June 06, 2018

The Marine Corps would like to purchase a shipboard-capable, unmanned aerial system that can operate from both a large-deck amphibious assault ship and a Navy destroyer for roughly $25 million a copy, according to a senior official.

The Insider | June 06, 2018

The House Appropriations defense subcommittee is opening the door for the Navy to purchase three Littoral Combat Ships in fiscal year 2019.

Daily News | June 05, 2018

The Pentagon should not make a full-rate production decision for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter until all critical deficiencies are rectified, according to a government watchdog.

Daily News | June 01, 2018

The Defense Department's Close Combat Lethality Task Force recently completed an in-process review that featured equipment in the Pentagon courtyard for senior leaders to see what the Army, Marine Corps and U.S. Special Operations Command are developing to outfit infantry units.

Daily News | June 01, 2018

The Navy will install the first Raytheon-Kongsberg-manufactured over-the-horizon missile on an Independence variant of the Littoral Combat Ship, according to the service.

The Insider | June 01, 2018

Northrop Grumman's Triton unmanned aircraft began flight operations in the Navy's fleet May 31, according to a company statement.

Daily News | June 01, 2018

Over the last 12 to 18 months, the Marine Corps spent roughly $80 million to combat the counter-unmanned aerial system threat, which includes technology that will be outfitted on the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.

The Insider | May 31, 2018

Fifteen months after the Navy released the request for proposals for the over-the-horizon missile that will be used on the Littoral Combat Ship and guided missile frigate replacement, the service has awarded a $14.8 million contract to Raytheon.

The Insider | May 31, 2018

If Congress authorizes and appropriates funding in fiscal year 2019 for a two-aircraft-carrier buy, the military will save money in the supply chain, according to Huntington Ingalls Industries' chief executive.

Daily News | May 30, 2018

The Navy has identified roughly 300 planned alterations that must be made to the Littoral Combat Ship with the changes ranging from quick fixes to more time-consuming modifications.

Daily News | May 29, 2018

Once an over-the-horizon anti-ship missile contract is awarded it will take the Navy anywhere from 18 months to two years to complete the design work needed to incorporate the system on the Littoral Combat Ship, according to a service official.

The Insider | May 29, 2018

Some must-reads from this week's issue of Inside the Navy.

Daily News | May 25, 2018

A Senate panel is pushing the Navy to focus on submarine industrial base second- and third-tier vendors in its mark of the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill.

Daily News | May 25, 2018

The congressional authorization committees will have to decide the future of the Littoral Combat Ship in conference because the House and Senate's respective marks disagree on the direction of the program.

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