Lee Hudson

Lee Hudson is Inside the Navy's managing editor. 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.

Daily News | February 08, 2018

The Strategic Capabilities Office is embarking on a new project, dubbed the Contender, to help the Navy increase the range of the MK 48 heavyweight torpedo.

Daily News | February 07, 2018

The Navy is "not declaring victory" over the problem of pilots suffering physiological episodes in the T-45C Goshawk trainer or the F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet although rates of occurrence have greatly decreased in the trainers.

Daily News | February 07, 2018

The Marine Corps will conduct a follow-on cooperative vulnerability penetration and adversarial assessment on the Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar.

Daily News | February 06, 2018

President Trump came into office a year ago promising to grow the Navy to 350 ships, a vow cheered by shipbuilders and congressional supporters.

The Insider | February 06, 2018

More than a year after Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller called for every infantry squad to be outfitted with an unmanned quadcopter, his goal is taking shape.

Daily News | February 06, 2018

The Navy is broadening the mission set of the P-8A Poseidon fleet to include anti-surface warfare, disaster response, search and rescue and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions.

The Insider | February 05, 2018

All of the Navy's operational T-45C Goshawk training aircraft have now been equipped with a new oxygen-level monitoring system, according to a Navy spokesman.

Daily News | February 05, 2018

The Marine Corps has modified the interior layout of the Assault Amphibious Vehicle Survivability Upgrade so that a troop commander can easily exit the vehicle through the ramp in the back, according to the service.

The Insider | February 05, 2018

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Daily News | February 01, 2018

The Joint Strike Fighter availability rate holds at a steady 50 percent, but a new report from the Pentagon's top weapons tester reveals an increase in the number of jets that cannot fly because maintenance personnel are awaiting replacement parts.

The Insider | January 31, 2018

A German navy frigate and Norwegian navy frigate will participate in an upcoming training exercise with the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group.

The Insider | January 30, 2018

The Pentagon's chief weapons tester was unable to incorporate the final iteration of the Joint Strike Fighter's Block 3F software under the system development and demonstration phase because of the deadline for filing the 2017 report, according to the F-35 joint program office.

The Insider | January 30, 2018

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will host in March a classified meeting, known as the "Sea of Dreams," to share technology challenges in U.S. Pacific Fleet with industry, academic and government organizations.

Daily News | January 29, 2018

The Defense Department chartered the Stand-Off Weapons Defeat Joint Integrated Product Team to study "state-of-the-art" unmanned undersea vehicle countermeasures, according to a Federal Business Opportunities notice.

The Insider | January 29, 2018

The Navy on Friday awarded Ingalls Shipbuilding a roughly $30 million contract to repair and restore the guided missile destroyer Fitzgerald (DDG-62), which was damaged in a collision last year.

The Insider | January 29, 2018

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Daily News | January 26, 2018

The F-35 program office has not purchased another F-35B ground article nearly a year after halting durability testing because the originial test jet was no longer production representative.

The Insider | January 26, 2018

Florida senators Bill Nelson (D) and Marco Rubio (R) are urging President Trump to include funding in the fiscal year 2019 budget to homeport a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier at Naval Station Mayport, FL.

Daily News | January 25, 2018

The Navy will complete the operational evaluation of the America-class amphibious assault ship's ability to support 20 Joint Strike Fighters in fiscal year 2020, according to a new Pentagon report.

The Insider | January 25, 2018

Aviation readiness is the Marine Corps' biggest challenge after suffering 12 Class A aviation mishaps last year, according to the service's top officer.

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