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.

Archived Articles
Daily News | April 25, 2017

Congress wants the Navy to design a submarine optimized to host special operations forces based on the Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine.

Daily News | April 25, 2017

General Atomics is pitching the Navy that it is the best vendor for the MQ-25 Stingray program because accelerated acquisition is part of the company's culture, according to an executive.

Daily News | April 25, 2017

The Pentagon plans to award Pratt & Whitney a contract to study how the company will support future Joint Strike Fighter flight test activity for follow-on modernization.

Daily News | April 24, 2017

The Navy recently awarded Boeing a $700,000 sole source contract to delve into the T-45 Goshawk environmental control system due to "unusual and compelling urgency" after pilots reported an uptick in physiological episodes.

The Insider | April 21, 2017

A pilot safely ejected from an F/A-18E Super Hornet in the Western Pacific and was quickly recovered by a helicopter, according to U.S. Pacific Fleet.

Daily News | April 18, 2017

The Pentagon is supporting a Government Accountability Office recommendation that it adjust troop figures to more accurately compare the operations and support costs of Assault Amphibious Vehicles with those of the Amphibious Combat Vehicle.

Daily News | April 18, 2017

BAE System's next-generation amphibious vehicle offering recently demonstrated launch and recovery operations from an Italian Navy ship, according to a company executive.

Daily News | April 17, 2017

The Navy has lifted an operational pause that had been put in place for the T-45C Goshawk fleet after giving pilots a modified mask to use in flight.

Daily News | April 14, 2017

The Navy's T-45C Goshawk fleet is still under an operational pause after pilot complaints of physiological episodes.

Daily News | April 13, 2017

The Navy does not anticipate modifying its fighter acquisition strategy once the Pentagon's F-35 review is released, according to the acting service secretary.

Daily News | April 13, 2017

The Joint Requirements Oversight Council's recent decision to approve a capabilities development document for the F-35's follow-on modernization effort without an independent cost estimate from the Pentagon's cost assessment and program evaluation office was somewhat contentious and not “ideal,” the head of the council said today.

The Insider | April 12, 2017

NATO representatives recently gathered at Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA, to share information and work toward common solutions across the force.

The Insider | April 10, 2017

The Navy's air boss has extended the operational pause of its T-45C Goshawk fleet for at least an additional week after pilot complaints of physiological episodes.

The Insider | April 10, 2017

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Daily News | April 10, 2017

The Marine Corps finished delivering the remainder of its lightweight supply trucks last week that carry up to 1,500 pounds of supplies to the field, according to an official.

Daily News | April 6, 2017

The Joint Requirements Oversight Council approved the Block 4 capability development plan last month for the Joint Strike Fighter, about 15 months late, and a cost estimate from the office of the secretary of defense will wrap up this summer, according to a program official.

Daily News | April 6, 2017

The Navy recently sent Defense Secretary Jim Mattis an accelerated shipbuilding plan that would build an additional 23 ships, at a cost of $61.8 billion, over the future years defense plan beginning in fiscal year 2017, according to a white paper obtained by Inside Defense.

Daily News | April 5, 2017

The Navy's air boss will decide by the end of April if the proposed fixes for the F-35C nose gear are acceptable for his pilots, according to an official.

Daily News | April 5, 2017

The Marine Corps is seeking to kick off a Light Armored Vehicle replacement program -- dubbed the Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle -- in fiscal year 2018, a move that would put it one year ahead of schedule, according to multiple sources close to the program.

The Insider | April 4, 2017

The Navy is still reviewing whether a proposed fix for the F-35C nose gear, which does not include a redesign, is suitable, according to a Lockheed Martin executive.

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