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 | December 11, 2017

The Marine Corps held an out brief conference in late November that focused on the first phase of Sea Dragon 2025 and has decided to rapidly field quadcopters to every infantry squad "within months," according to a service official.

Daily News | December 08, 2017

The Navy will establish a Littoral Combat Ship program office this weekend to support the foreign military sale to Saudi Arabia, Inside the Navy has learned.

The Insider | December 08, 2017

In the wake of recent surface ship collisions in U.S. 7th Fleet, the Navy plans to unveil findings from a strategic readiness review directed by Navy Secretary Richard Spencer, according to the service.

The Insider | December 06, 2017

LINTHICUM, MD -- The Navy may consider using a new unmanned aerial vehicle created through a joint venture between Northrop Grumman and VX Aerospace as part of the EA-18G Growler Block II upgrade, according to a Northrop Grumman executive.

The Insider | December 05, 2017

LINTHICUM, MD -- Northrop Grumman revealed today the company's distributed aperture system that is outfitted on the Joint Strike Fighter was flight tested three years ago to support the ballistic missile defense warning system.

Daily News | December 05, 2017

Senate lawmakers are skeptical the Navy can juggle its new construction submarine programs without giving more financial support to the industrial base with the Senate Appropriations Committee recommending a $175 million addition to the service's budget request to help sub production.

Daily News | December 04, 2017

The Marine Corps may pursue an anti-ship missile capability to support coastal defense, which is a mission the Navy monopolizes, according to service officials.

The Insider | December 04, 2017

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Daily News | December 01, 2017

The Navy revealed this week a canceled maintenance availability in 2011 for the dock landing ship Gunston Hall (LSD-44) will cost taxpayers almost triple, from $44.7 million to $111 million, according to a service official.

Daily News | November 29, 2017

Northrop Grumman delivered the first operational MQ-4C Triton to the Navy and following a program restructure the effort is on track for initial operational test and evaluation.

Daily News | November 29, 2017

The Marine Corps is looking for industry input next month as the service finalizes an initial capabilities document for its wargaming center program office, according to a service official.

The Insider | November 28, 2017

The Navy revealed today the damaged destroyer Fitzgerald (DDG-62) needs its heating, ventilation and air conditioning system repaired among other items following a collision with a Philippine-flagged merchant vessel in June.

The Insider | November 27, 2017

The Navy's most recent talking points for the Littoral Combat Ship and guided-missile frigate replacement program emphasize the vessels are affordable and unmanned systems are key in making the fleet relevant.

The Insider | November 27, 2017

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

Daily News | November 27, 2017

The Navy is challenging industry to develop an unmanned surface vehicle in 12 months that can move at 19 knots, be capable of surviving moderate seas and operate continuously for 90 days without a crew or manned maintenance.

The Insider | November 22, 2017

A search and rescue operation is still seeking three missing personnel after a C-2A Greyhound crashed southeast of Okinawa, Japan last night, according to a Navy statement.

The Insider | November 22, 2017

The Trump administration said this week the president intends to nominate Phyllis Bayer to serve as assistant secretary of the Navy for installations, energy and the environment.

Daily News | November 21, 2017

Concerned that the Navy and Air Force are deferring F-35 ramp-up plans to future years due to budget constraints, Senate appropriators are recommending boosts to the services' Joint Strike Fighter procurement accounts and are encouraging the two services to procure the jets at higher rates.

Daily News | November 21, 2017

A way to grow the Navy's fleet to 355 ships is to incorporate autonomous vessels, which would reduce cost and improve efficiency, according to an Austal USA executive.

The Insider | November 21, 2017

A commercial tug boat lost propulsion and "drifted" into the guided-missile destroyer Benfold (DDG-65) during a towing exercise in Sagami Wan, Japan, according to a Navy statement.

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