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 | April 18, 2018

General Atomics performed a deck-handling demonstration of its MQ-25 Stingray offering in November using an Avenger aircraft as a surrogate and is using a Pratt & Whitney PW850 engine in its design, according to the company.

Daily News | April 17, 2018

The Marine Corps along with the Air Force and Navy is providing feedback to the Pentagon acquisition executive on the future F-35 joint program office management structure, according to an official.

Daily News | April 16, 2018

The Navy has placed a $1.2 billion cost estimate for the guided-missile frigate replacement lead ship with expectations the figure will drop with follow-on vessels, according to the service's acquisition executive.

Daily News | April 13, 2018

A new Pentagon study recommends a notional implementation plan to transition the F-35 program from its current joint program office management structure to one with two program management offices that report to separate service acquisition executives by 2035 -- an attempt to improve the program's performance and efficiency as it moves to the post-development phase.

Daily News | April 13, 2018

The Navy continues to battle the occurrence of physiological episodes in its trainer, fighter and attack aircraft and is working two parallel efforts to solve the problem, according to a service official.

The Insider | April 12, 2018

Newport News Shipbuilding has asked its supplier base to assess what impact, if any, tariffs on steel and aluminum imports will have on future business, according to the company's president.

Daily News | April 10, 2018

Newport News Shipbuilding estimates a two-ship carrier buy would save the Navy roughly $1.6 billion, according to the company's president.

Daily News | April 10, 2018

The Navy is preparing to take over the battlefield command-and-control mission from the Air Force if the latter service does not replace the current platform, according to a Navy official.

Daily News | April 09, 2018

The Navy late last week quietly announced it has selected Ingalls Shipbuilding to build the dock landing ship replacement beginning with LPD-30.

Daily News | April 09, 2018

Lockheed Martin does not have a prototype of its offering for the MQ-25 Stingray competition but will use "a solution that’s very representative" in an upcoming test with the Navy, according to a company executive.

Daily News | April 09, 2018

The Navy is gearing up for F-35C shipboard operational testing with Carrier Air Wing 7 this summer before initial operational test and evaluation kicks off for the Joint Strike Fighter in September, according to a service official.

Daily News | April 06, 2018

ST. LOUIS -- After years of development, Boeing unveiled its prototype for the Navy's MQ-25 Stingray unmanned tanker competition and revealed the air vehicle uses the same engine as the RQ-4 Global Hawk and MQ-4C Triton.

Daily News | April 05, 2018

ST. LOUIS -- Boeing has pitched its Block III F/A-18E/F Super Hornet to the Indian Navy and is prepared to build a facility in the country to comply with the prime minister's "Make In India" initiative, according to a company executive.

Daily News | April 04, 2018

SAN DIEGO -- General Dynamics NASSCO, the only design, new-construction and ship-repair facility on the West Coast, is recommending various efficiencies to the Navy for getting vessels out of dry-docking availabilities faster.

Daily News | April 04, 2018

The Pentagon confirmed yesterday that a Littoral Combat Ship mission package quantity reduction has triggered a Nunn-McCurdy cost breach.

Daily News | April 03, 2018

The Pentagon will establish service-run program offices for the Joint Strike Fighter -- a departure from the current construct, which centralizes all F-35 program management within one office that reports to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Inside Defense has learned.

Daily News | April 02, 2018

SAN DIEGO -- General Dynamics NASSCO is gearing up to build the John Lewis-class fleet oiler lead ship in September and the company is spending $62 million of internal funding for a new facility to support the effort.

Daily News | April 02, 2018

The Marine Corps is establishing an Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations Task Force to explore and experiment with tactics and technology.

The Insider | April 02, 2018

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

Daily News | March 30, 2018

The Navy is facing several challenges before it can declare the F-35C wartime ready in 2019, including how Block 3F software will perform during operational testing, green-glow emitting from the Gen III helmet and cockpit oscillations when the jet conducts takeoffs and landings from an aircraft carrier, according to a service official.

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