Nick Wilson

Nick Wilson is a Navy reporter. Before joining Inside Defense in August 2022, he was an intern with Marketplace and a reporter with the Daily Mining Gazette in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He is a graduate of Boston College.

Archived Articles
Daily News | October 3, 2022

The Marine Corps expects a decision in December to certify its prototype air-defense system for deployment, following three successful live-fire tests in fiscal year 2022.

Daily News | September 30, 2022

The Marine Corps says it is keeping a close eye on the production of its Amphibious Combat Vehicle, acknowledging the potential for schedule risks as it increases production numbers.

The Insider | September 29, 2022

The Marine Corps is preparing to begin two large-scale bilateral exercises with key Pacific allies, Japan and the Philippines, according to a Thursday announcement from the service.

Daily News | September 29, 2022

The Navy’s first-in class aircraft carrier, the Gerald R. Ford, will embark on a “service-retained” deployment with U.S. 2nd Fleet this fall.

The Insider | September 27, 2022

The Marine Corps conducted a successful live-fire test of a radio frequency missile earlier this month, according to a Monday service announcement.

The Insider | September 23, 2022

The Marine Corps authorized its Amphibious Combat Vehicles to resume operations in the open ocean after establishing guidance to improve safety during ACV training, the service announced Thursday.

The Insider | September 22, 2022

The Marine Corps deployed its new heavy-lift helicopter, the CH-53K King Stallion, in its first fleet exercise last month, according to a Tuesday announcement from the service.

The Insider | September 21, 2022

The Navy has completed test launches of the StormBreaker small diameter bomb from an F-35B Lightning II aircraft.

The Insider | September 20, 2022

The Marine Corps is interested in remotely operated/unmanned vehicles capable of hosting "various large weapons platforms," according to a request for information published on Monday evening.

Daily News | September 16, 2022

Maintaining strong partnerships with allied nations is integral to maintaining peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific, according to the Marine Corps' deputy commander of Pacific forces.

Daily News | September 15, 2022

The Marine Corps is rapidly pressing forward with the development of unmanned systems for use in the air, on the ground and both above and below the water's surface, according to the service's commandant.

The Insider | September 14, 2022

An autonomous expeditionary fast transport ship successfully completed Navy acceptance trials, the final hurdle before delivery, according to a statement from shipbuilder Austal.

The Insider | September 12, 2022

The Navy will take part in an upcoming industry event focused on information warfare research technologies that may be the basis for future Requests for Prototype Projects (RPPs).

Daily News | September 8, 2022

As the Marine Corps continues its pivot to the Indo-Pacific, the service's assistant commandant is emphasizing logistics, the secure transportation of data and organic mobility as priorities in the fiscal year 2024 budget.

Daily News | August 30, 2022

The Navy plans to utilize requirements and advice from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission if the service selects a commercial shipyard to perform the first-ever dismantlement of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. The NRC overseas the commercial nuclear industry.

The Insider | August 30, 2022

Austal USA and Saildrone are entering a strategic partnership to produce autonomous, uncrewed surface vehicles, according to an Austal announcement.

Daily News | August 26, 2022

The Navy's top uniformed official said he wants to have 100 unmanned platforms operating as a cohesive network within a new unmanned task force that operates out of the Middle East by summer 2023.

Daily News | August 24, 2022

As construction on the first Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine continues, Navy Rear Adm. Scott Pappano, who oversees the program, is emphasizing the importance of the U.S. industrial base and the need for more skilled workers to support the effort.

Daily News | August 19, 2022

The Navy is proposing a plan to contract with commercial industry to dismantle and dispose of the decommissioned nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN-65) -- one of three alternative disposal plans the service has been weighing, according to a recently released environmental statement on the project.

Daily News | August 17, 2022

The Marine Corps is planning a third live-fire test of a prototype air defense system within the next six weeks, following two successful tests in which the system detected, tracked and destroyed multiple targets.

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