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 | 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.

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 8, 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 8, 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 6, 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 5, 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 5, 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 4, 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 4, 2017

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Daily News | December 1, 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.

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