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 | July 8, 2015

Lockheed Martin and Finnish vehicle manufacturer Patria mutually agreed to end their partnership for the Marine Corps' next-generation amphibious vehicle competition, according to a Lockheed spokesman.

Daily News | June 25, 2015

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Joseph Dunford will prioritize funding efforts that facilitate distributed operations in the next budget cycle as well as mitigating risk for Marines operating in Africa and the Pacific.

Daily News | June 23, 2015

The Marine Corps will kick off its final operational readiness inspection of the Joint Strike Fighter short-takeoff-and-vertical-landing variant in mid-July before declaring the jet operational, according to a service spokesman.

Daily News | June 18, 2015

The Marine Corps recently completed the first-ever MV-22 Osprey landing aboard a Dutch warship, according to a service statement.

Daily News | June 10, 2015

A Senate panel is concerned with the Virginia Payload Module's stability, cost and schedule pressures and directs the Navy to submit a quarterly report to update congressional defense committees on the effort.

Daily News | June 8, 2015

The Air Force estimates the cost of damages associated with a June 2014 F-35 fire exceeded $50 million, according to a recently released accident investigation board report.

Daily News | June 8, 2015

The first group of sailors manning the Aegis Ashore site in Romania recently arrived at Naval Support Facility Deveselu, which is a step closer to the site becoming operational.

Daily News | June 4, 2015

The Pentagon has awarded Lockheed Martin a $950 million advance acquisition contract for 94 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft.

Daily News | May 29, 2015

The House Appropriations defense subcommittee in its mark of the fiscal year 2016 defense spending bill slashed $68 million from the Marine Corps' next-generation amphibious vehicle, according to documents obtained by InsideDefense.com.

Daily News | May 20, 2015

The Navy envisions the Unmanned Carrier-Launched Surveillance and Strike system as a bridge to its autonomous strike fighter, according to service Secretary Ray Mabus.

Daily News | May 19, 2015

Newcomer Advanced Defense Vehicle Systems as well as four other bidders have submitted proposals for the Marine Corps' next-generation amphibious vehicle competition.

Daily News | May 19, 2015

The Marine Corps will perform its first-ever operational readiness inspection on the service's Joint Strike Fighter operational squadron before the jet is declared wartime-ready, according to a service official.

Daily News | May 18, 2015

During the Marine Corps' first-ever crisis-response unit deployment supporting U.S. Central Command, the MV-22 Osprey achieved an average 65-percent readiness rate, according to service officials.

Daily News | May 5, 2015

The Marine Corps is looking to industry to provide a design improvement and performance upgrade for its emergency egress lighting kit installed on Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles, according to a recent request for information.

Daily News | May 4, 2015

The Government Accountability Office is recommending the Navy and the Pentagon submit a report to Congress after the way ahead is determined for the Unmanned Carrier-Launched Surveillance and Strike system.

Daily News | May 1, 2015

The Navy will temporarily double the number of Joint Strike Fighter aircraft it has at an Air Force base in Florida while a facility is waiting to be built in Northern California to house the jets, according to a spokeswoman.

Daily News | May 1, 2015

An influential House lawmaker would like the Navy to continue testing two Unmanned Combat Aerial System-Demonstrator air vehicles instead of terminating the program.

Daily News | April 28, 2015

The chief of naval operations is rejecting the cruiser phased modernization plan proposed by the Republican-led House Armed Services Committee, while an influential Democrat on the panel plans to propose legislation siding with the service, according to a letter and the proposed amendment obtained by Inside the Navy.

Daily News | April 27, 2015

Lawmakers are looking to block the Marine Corps' Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar production ramp because of testing delays by slashing $40 million from the president's budget request, according to a congressional staffer.

Daily News | April 27, 2015

The Defense Department's inspector general is calling for more oversight of the Joint Strike Fighter's F135 engine -- a recommendation that engine-maker Pratt & Whitney and the F-35 joint program office say would add time and cost to the program.

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