Lee Hudson

Lee Hudson is Inside the Navy's managing editor. 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.

Daily News | January 10, 2018

An influential House member supports the Navy's decision to downselect to one vendor for the guided-missile frigate replacement competition, and urges the service to drive down the $950 million follow-on ship cost estimate.

Daily News | January 09, 2018

The Navy intends to award four to six conceptual design contracts this quarter for the guided-missile frigate replacement program and will then downselect to one vendor, according to a service official.

Daily News | January 08, 2018

The Navy is tapping industry for input on upgrading aging connectors that get Marines and equipment ashore before releasing a request for proposals.

Daily News | January 08, 2018

BAE Systems will use its own funding to manufacture the next-generation amphibious vehicle before the Marine Corps issues a contract award in June, while competitor Science Applications International Corp. is now in the midst of production planning.

The Insider | January 05, 2018

Congress should create a bipartisan commission to formulate a maritime grand strategy, a new report from the Hudson Institute recommends.

Daily News | January 03, 2018

The Navy is embarking on a technology development effort to use autonomy to bolster the survivability of large and extra-large underwater vehicles.

Daily News | December 27, 2017

The Office of Naval Research is embarking on a science and technology effort focused on a fifth-generation Light Armored Vehicle replacement for the Marine Corps and intends to hold an industry day next month.

Daily News | December 27, 2017

The Littoral Combat Ship Coronado (LCS-4) will begin testing its mine countermeasures mission package this spring, while waiting to enter maintenance in May or June, according to a Navy official.

Daily News | December 27, 2017

The Navy has updated its schedule for developing the second increment of the multibillion-dollar Next Generation Jammer, which focuses on the low-band spectrum, and is looking to industry to demonstrate existing technologies.

Daily News | December 21, 2017

A new cost estimate on F-35 concurrency reveals a 24 percent drop or a reduction of $400 million over an 11-month period.

The Insider | December 19, 2017

Boeing unveiled today for the first time an image of its MQ-25 Stingray offering, which it said is completing "engine runs" before deck handling demonstrations early next year.

The Insider | December 18, 2017

The Navy awarded a $15 million contract modification to Huntington Ingalls Industries for the aircraft carrier John C. Stennis (CVN-74) midlife refueling.

The Insider | December 18, 2017

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Daily News | December 14, 2017

The Navy is seeking to reduce some of its training requirements, following a high-level review spurred by numerous ship collisions in U.S. 7th Fleet.

Daily News | December 13, 2017

The Navy investigated a series of physiological episodes involving aircraft pilots on a case-by-case basis and not as a series of related events, according to a new government report that suggests the service could have more effectively reviewed the problem.

The Insider | December 13, 2017

The Navy will install a new oxygen-level monitoring system in every T-45C Goshawk training aircraft by February, according to a Mississippi senator.

Daily News | December 13, 2017

The Marine Corps sent the Amphibious Combat Vehicle downselect request for proposals last week to BAE Systems and Science Applications International Corp.

The Insider | December 12, 2017

Navy Secretary Richard Spencer has decided not to reactivate the 10 remaining Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigates to increase the service's fleet size, and instead will use the Littoral Combat Ship and Expeditionary Fast Transport vessels to support counter-narcotics missions.

Daily News | December 12, 2017

The Naval Undersea Warfare Center released a request for proposals last week to establish a technology consortium to get equipment to the fleet faster compared to the traditional Defense Department acquisition process.

The Insider | December 11, 2017

The Navy intends to award a contract in October for Littoral Combat Ship planning yard support, according to industry day presentation slides.

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