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 | February 16, 2018

The Navy has awarded conceptual design contracts to Austal USA, Fincantieri Marinette Marine, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Huntington Ingalls Industries and Lockheed Martin at $14.9 million apiece for the guided missile frigate replacement program, as it readies to later down select to one vendor.

Daily News | February 16, 2018

The Navy has budgeted for one Littoral Combat Ship in the fiscal year 2019 budget, generating consternation that the construction plan may be detrimental to the shipbuilding industrial base.

The Insider | February 14, 2018

The Marine Corps is looking to grow its force by 100 Marines in fiscal year 2019, not the 1,100 figure that was mentioned during the budget rollout.

Daily News | February 14, 2018

Budget uncertainty may stall a contract award this spring to construct an F-35B vertical lift-fan test facility at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, NC, to support depot-level maintenance.

Daily News | February 14, 2018

The Navy should shift its focus on ship count to the capability various platforms bring to operators, according to a top unmanned systems official.

The Insider | February 13, 2018

The Marine Corps is updating training range regulations to incorporate the use of unmanned systems, a move recommended following the first phase of Sea Dragon 2025.

Daily News | February 12, 2018

The Navy aims to build a 355-ship fleet by the 2050s, according to the new 30-year shipbuilding plan sent to Congress today.

The Insider | February 12, 2018

The Navy and Marine Corps are seeking $324 million in the fiscal year 2019 budget to support the European Deterrence Initiative, according to an official.

Daily News | February 12, 2018

The Navy is requesting $179.1 billion in the fiscal year 2019 base budget and $15 billion in wartime funding that would, in total, fund the construction of 14 new ships.

The Insider | February 12, 2018

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Daily News | February 08, 2018

The Strategic Capabilities Office is embarking on a new project, dubbed the Contender, to help the Navy increase the range of the MK 48 heavyweight torpedo.

Daily News | February 07, 2018

The Navy is "not declaring victory" over the problem of pilots suffering physiological episodes in the T-45C Goshawk trainer or the F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet although rates of occurrence have greatly decreased in the trainers.

Daily News | February 07, 2018

The Marine Corps will conduct a follow-on cooperative vulnerability penetration and adversarial assessment on the Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar.

Daily News | February 06, 2018

President Trump came into office a year ago promising to grow the Navy to 350 ships, a vow cheered by shipbuilders and congressional supporters.

The Insider | February 06, 2018

More than a year after Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller called for every infantry squad to be outfitted with an unmanned quadcopter, his goal is taking shape.

Daily News | February 06, 2018

The Navy is broadening the mission set of the P-8A Poseidon fleet to include anti-surface warfare, disaster response, search and rescue and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions.

The Insider | February 05, 2018

All of the Navy's operational T-45C Goshawk training aircraft have now been equipped with a new oxygen-level monitoring system, according to a Navy spokesman.

Daily News | February 05, 2018

The Marine Corps has modified the interior layout of the Assault Amphibious Vehicle Survivability Upgrade so that a troop commander can easily exit the vehicle through the ramp in the back, according to the service.

The Insider | February 05, 2018

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

Daily News | February 01, 2018

The Joint Strike Fighter availability rate holds at a steady 50 percent, but a new report from the Pentagon's top weapons tester reveals an increase in the number of jets that cannot fly because maintenance personnel are awaiting replacement parts.

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