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.

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Daily News | July 28, 2023

Amphibious Combat Vehicle operators are beginning to graduate from the Marine Corps' new certification program, service officials announced Friday, indicating the program aims to recertify approximately 300 previously licensed ACV operators by the start of fiscal year 2025.

Daily News | July 27, 2023

The Senate Appropriations Committee is calling on the Navy to "reintroduce stability and predictability" into shipbuilding and budgeting, highlighting increasing costs across ship acquisitions and a growing divide between the Navy's fleet requirements and its actual fleet size.

Daily News | July 26, 2023

House lawmakers today approved a legislative proposal intended to facilitate the implementation of the AUKUS security partnership by enabling the transfer of two Virginia-class submarines to Australia.

Daily News | July 26, 2023

General Dynamics is adjusting to a "new normal" for its supply chains, according to company executives, who said despite persistent challenges, its shipbuilding business experienced continued growth with record revenue during the second quarter of 2023.

The Insider | July 26, 2023

The Biden administration has nominated Lt. Gen. Christopher Mahoney to serve as the next assistant Marine Corps commandant, according to a Tuesday announcement.

Daily News | July 25, 2023

The Navy and Marine Corps are gearing up for a large-scale exercise that will test their ability to synchronize global operations, from fleetwide maneuvers down to the individual actions of sailors and Marines, through a mix of live and virtual training.

Daily News | July 21, 2023

The Senate approved an amendment to its defense policy bill aiming to boost “Buy America” requirements for Navy shipbuilding by mandating that certain components of naval vessels and auxiliary ships be produced by the United States technology and industrial base.

The Insider | July 20, 2023

A senior Pentagon official is pushing back on the categorization of delayed weapons deliveries to Taiwan as a "backlog," instead saying the roughly $19 billion list of undelivered military aid is the result of systemic problems within the U.S. defense industrial base.

Daily News | July 19, 2023

The head of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command is calling for an "increased sense of urgency" in the delivery of deterrent capabilities to the Pacific theater to counter China's buildup of military capabilities, including hypersonic and nuclear weapons.

The Insider | July 18, 2023

House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee Chairman Rob Wittman (R-VA) today urged the accelerated adoption of autonomous systems and underscored a provision in the House's defense policy bill that would stand up a new Pentagon office to pursue this goal.

Daily News | July 17, 2023

The Navy has its sights set on the next phase of a developing hypersonic weapons program, targeting early fiscal year 2024 to launch a contract competition for the effort's engineering and manufacturing development phase.

The Insider | July 13, 2023

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has advanced a legislative proposal that, if approved, would authorize the United States to transfer Virginia-class submarines to Australia and enable greater collaboration between the nations to implement the AUKUS security agreement.

Daily News | July 13, 2023

Lawmakers plan to shape the execution of the AUKUS security partnership between Australia, the U.K. and United States through legislative provisions within the defense policy bills currently working their way through Congress, with Senate authorizers aiming to stand up a new Pentagon position to coordinate the budding initiative and both chambers seeking greater oversight.

Daily News | July 11, 2023

The Senate Armed Services Committee's defense policy bill aims to limit the Navy's use of certain funds until the sea service delivers a 30-year shipbuilding plan that maintains a minimum of 31 amphibious warships.

The Insider | July 10, 2023

At a relinquishment of office ceremony today, Gen. David Berger officially ended his four-year tenure as the 38th commandant of the Marine Corps, passing the torch to Assistant Commandant Gen. Eric Smith who will serve as 'acting commandant' until Congress confirms a new service leader.

Daily News | July 6, 2023

The Marine Corps is fine-tuning a prototype air defense capability and looking to procure larger quantities of the system’s interceptor missiles ahead of a September 2024 quick-reaction assessment that could clear the program to enter procurement in fiscal year 2025.

Daily News | July 5, 2023

The Marine Corps has extended the prototype testing phase for its future Advanced Reconnaissance Vehicle, claiming at least three additional months to evaluate prototypes from three companies vying to produce a platform that will support the service's mobile reconnaissance battalions into the future.

Daily News | June 28, 2023

As the Marine Corps continues to develop and procure the Amphibious Combat Vehicle family, the service is focused on improving training for vehicle operators and tackling key readiness drivers including the ACV's shocks and central tire inflation system.

Daily News | June 27, 2023

The Marine Corps is beginning low-rate initial production of a mobile air defense capability following a milestone C decision, advancing the service's efforts to mature a growing portfolio of ground-based air defense systems.

The Insider | June 27, 2023

Ingalls Shipbuilding today delivered the first Flight III Arleigh Burke-class warship, the Jack H. Lucas (DDG-125), to the Navy, marking an important milestone for the newest variant of the Navy's workhorse destroyer line.

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