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 | August 8, 2014

Naval Air Systems Command is looking to repair the K-MAX cargo unmanned aerial system that was damaged in Afghanistan before it is put into storage, according to a service spokeswoman.

The Insider | August 5, 2014

General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada announced on July 24 that the Peruvian government had awarded the company a $67 million contract to equip Peruvian Marines with Light Armored Vehicles.

Daily News | August 4, 2014

Naval Air Systems Command will negotiate with Boeing on Next Generation Jammer Increment 2 integration after scrapping work on a similar effort in February, according to a Federal Business Opportunities notice.

The Insider | July 31, 2014

Rear Adm. Jon Hill has assumed command of program executive office integrated warfare systems at Naval Sea Systems command, according to a July 31 NAVSEA statement.

Daily News | July 30, 2014

Flight restrictions remain for Joint Strike Fighter operational aircraft until an engine investigation wraps up, but limits have been removed for test aircraft, according to the F-35 joint program office.

Daily News | July 29, 2014

U.S. Pacific Command is implementing the Army's "Pacific Pathways" concept as part of the Obama administration's pivot to the Asia Pacific region, according to the PACOM commander.

Daily News | July 28, 2014

The Marine Corps is in the process of redefining doctrine on its role regarding security cooperation, which includes discussion about the service's role in the foreign internal defense mission, according to a service spokesman.

Daily News | July 24, 2014

The Marine Corps is developing requirements for a future cargo unmanned aerial system platform following the deployment of the K-MAX system in Afghanistan, according to a Navy official.

Daily News | July 21, 2014

Senate appropriators are concerned with aspects of the proposed acceleration of the Marine Corps' Amphibious Combat Vehicle program, such as inadequate test schedules and excessive numbers of prototypes, according to the report accompanying the Senate committee's version of the fiscal year 2015 defense spending bill.

Daily News | July 17, 2014

Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, the international security assistance force commander in Afghanistan and the president's pick to lead the service, does not support a self-deploying amphibious assault capability, according to congressional testimony.

Daily News | July 16, 2014

The Navy will be forced to significantly delay early operational capability for the Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike program if a House defense bill becomes law, according to military officials.

Daily News | July 10, 2014

The Marine Corps version of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter must leave the United States no later than July 16 to make an appearance at the Farnborough International Airshow in England, according to a defense official.

Daily News | July 8, 2014

Raytheon has been able to slash the price of the Standard Missile-6 by 32 percent over three recent low-rate initial production buys, according to a company executive.

The Insider | July 7, 2014

The Navy's fourth Joint High Speed Vessel, the Fall River (JHSV-4), has finished builder's trials, according to a service statement.

Daily News | July 3, 2014

Norway's parliament has passed a bill to continue the development of the Joint Strike Missile, and the country's defense logistics organization this week signed the first contract for the program's third phase, according to a Norwegian defense official.

Daily News | July 3, 2014

The Marine Corps will not fly an F-35B Joint Striker Fighter in support of the Queen Elizabeth Carrier Naming Ceremony on July 4, service officials said, noting that the aircraft's participation in the ceremony was never officially confirmed.

Daily News | June 26, 2014

The Marine Corps is estimating its next-generation amphibious vehicle will cost about $5 million a copy, $10 million less than projected for a previous amphibious vehicle design, according to a top service official.

The Insider | June 25, 2014

The first two KC-130J Super Hercules aircraft will transfer next month from Okinawa to mainland Japan -- a major step in realigning the Marine Corps' presence and the distributing activities of U.S. forces in Japan, according to a service statement.

Daily News | June 24, 2014

The Marine Corps will declare the F-35B operational before completing engine bulkhead modifications, according to the service's top officer.

Daily News | June 18, 2014

The Pentagon's top acquisition official recently reviewed and restructured the Navy's Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle program, lowering the total number of aircraft bought by 56 and dropping total program costs by $551 million, according to a June 16 letter sent to Congress.

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