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
The Insider | October 22, 2014

Lockheed Martin is partnering with Turkish company Rocketsan for the SOM-J, a new air-to-surface standoff cruise missile for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, according to a company statement.

Daily News | October 20, 2014

Northrop Grumman pitched its humvee modernization solution last week during an annual Army conference contending it will cost the government about $145,000 per vehicle, according to a company executive.

Daily News | October 16, 2014

NAVAL STATION NORFOLK, VA -- The Navy recently declared the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye operational and plans to replace legacy aircraft in each squadron by 2027, according to a service official.

The Insider | October 14, 2014

The Navy recently established Naval Support Facility Deveselu, Romania, which will support NATO's overall ballistic missile defense system, according to a service statement.

Daily News | October 9, 2014

The assistant commandant of the Marine Corps believes that sending a Navy hospital ship to combat the Ebola outbreak in Africa is a "viable option" and should be considered.

The Insider | October 6, 2014

The Navy has switched the deployment schedules of the aircraft carriers Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) and Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), with the Truman now going before the Eisenhower, the service announced Oct. 6.

Daily News | October 6, 2014

In the final days of fiscal year 2014 the Marine Corps officially established a crisis-response force to support U.S. Central Command to coincide with the U.S. Military drawdown in Afghanistan, according to a service spokesman.

The Insider | October 2, 2014

The Navy plans to base the F-35C carrier variant at Naval Air Station Lemoore, CA, after weighing the strategic, operational and environmental consequences, the service announced Oct. 2.

The Insider | September 30, 2014

The Marine Corps is looking to see if industry can upgrade, modify and maintain the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle fleet at a facility in Kuwait, according to a Federal Business Opportunities notice.

The Insider | September 30, 2014

General Dynamics Land Systems recently showcased its unmanned ground vehicle at an annual Marine Corps conference as a solution to reduce the logistics burden on the force.

Daily News | September 24, 2014

NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, MD -- The Navy expects to drop its total buy of Triton MQ-4C air vehicles below the 68 it had planned for because the system is "more reliable" than anticipated and fewer aircraft are expected to be lost to attrition, according to a service official.

Daily News | September 23, 2014

NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, MD -- The fate of the Navy's Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance Strike aircraft will be determined in mid-October, according to a service official.

Daily News | September 22, 2014

Oshkosh Defense recently wrapped up a production readiness review for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program that resulted in a green light for the company to prepare for the vehicle's production phase, according to company executives.

Daily News | September 16, 2014

The Defense Department and F-35 prime contractor Lockheed Martin are in the "midst of finishing" contracts for the Joint Strike Fighter eighth production lot in a deal that includes buying aircraft for Israel and Japan, according to a company executive.

Daily News | September 9, 2014

The Pentagon and the Office of Management and Budget are asking Congress for permission to use wartime funding to replace six AV-8B Harriers lost in Afghanistan with new F-35B Joint Strike Fighters, according to a congressional source and a reprogramming request obtained by InsideDefense.com.

Daily News | September 8, 2014

The top Navy officer is "concerned" that U.S. pilots in the future may see incidents similar to one earlier this month in which a Chinese fighter jet conducted a dangerous intercept of a P-8 Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft and he plans to discuss the matter with his Chinese counterpart next week.

Daily News | August 26, 2014

The third Mobile User Objective System satellite is on track for a January launch despite a delay due to a hardware deficiency discovered during thermal vacuum testing, according to a Lockheed Martin executive.

Daily News | August 20, 2014

The Navy has awarded five contracts totaling $2.5 billion to five companies for Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services production units, according to a Defense Department announcement.

Daily News | August 19, 2014

The Missile Defense Agency recently released a request for proposals -- three months ahead of schedule -- for a key component of the Aegis Ashore site in Poland, according to an agency spokesman and a Federal Business Opportunities notice.

Daily News | August 11, 2014

Lockheed Martin is working with the Missile Defense Agency to combat environmental and technical conditions at Aegis Ashore sites around the globe, according to a company executive.

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