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 | December 16, 2022

The Navy has selected a plan for the construction of a new submarine dry dock and waterfront production facility at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard to support maintenance of current and future classes of attack submarines.

Daily News | December 12, 2022

The Navy put out a call to industry looking for companies that can produce the Naval Strike Missile -- a component of the service's long-range anti-ship capability known as the Over-the-Horizon Weapon System (OTH-WS).

The Insider | December 9, 2022

Textron Systems delivered its prototype Advanced Reconnaissance Vehicle to the Marine Corps' Nevada Automotive Test Center on Dec. 1, according to a Thursday announcement from the company.

Daily News | December 9, 2022

Government auditors are recommending the military services organize and execute strategies to adopt predictive maintenance practices for their weapon systems to reduce costs and facilitate smoother operations.

Daily News | December 8, 2022

Amphibious warships will be an important U.S. asset in a potential conflict with China, according to the Marine Corps commandant, who will play an expanded role shaping the amphib force thanks to provisions contained in the compromise fiscal year 2023 defense authorization bill agreed to by House and Senate lawmakers.

Daily News | December 6, 2022

The Marine Corps and Navy are working together on new concepts for 21st century amphibious operations, with a special focus on overcoming emerging adversarial capabilities, according to the commanding general of the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory.

The Insider | November 29, 2022

The Navy’s first-in-class aircraft carrier, the Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78), returned to Naval Station Norfolk, VA on Nov. 26, completing its first official deployment.

The Insider | November 22, 2022

The Navy has declared initial operational capability for the High Altitude Anti-Submarine Warfare Weapon Capability, according to a Tuesday announcement from Boeing, which builds the system.

The Insider | November 17, 2022

The Marine Corps will exercise a contract option to procure an additional 30 full-rate production Amphibious Combat Vehicles from manufacturer BAE Systems.

Daily News | November 16, 2022

The Marine Corps is asking industry for information on technologies that can defeat the growing threat of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS).

Daily News | November 11, 2022

A Government Accountability Office assessment has found only four of 49 selected military aircraft programs met their mission-capable goals in a majority of years from fiscal year 2011 through 2021.

Daily News | November 11, 2022

The Navy expects to complete a production readiness review and manufacturing readiness assessment for a new infrared tracking system in the second quarter of fiscal year 2023, with cybersecurity testing coming later in the year.

Daily News | November 9, 2022

The Navy expects to reach a full-rate production decision on the CH-53K King Stallion before the end of the month, as it works through lingering supply issues.

The Insider | November 7, 2022

Bollinger Shipyards announced Monday that it has reached a "definitive agreement" to acquire shipbuilders VT Halter Marine and ST Engineering Halter Marine Offshore from their parent company, ST Engineering North America.

Daily News | November 4, 2022

The Navy plans to launch a "scoping study" within the next year that will begin exploring the possibility of establishing a fifth public shipyard for submarine maintenance, according to a top service official.

Daily News | November 3, 2022

The Navy will expand its Guam-based submarine operations in an effort to increase the reach and warfighting capacity of its undersea force, Pacific Fleet's Submarine Force commander said Wednesday.

Daily News | November 2, 2022

As the Navy designs its next-generation attack submarine, it will leverage lessons learned from developing and fielding previous vessels, according to the program executive officer of attack submarines.

Daily News | November 1, 2022

The Navy will consider extending the lifespan of specific Ohio-class submarines in an effort to reduce risk as it transitions from these legacy vessels to the next generation of ballistic missile submarines, according to service leaders.

Daily News | October 31, 2022

The Navy is adjusting the fielding schedule for an upgraded F/A-18 electronic defensive system as it works through software improvement efforts.

The Insider | October 27, 2022

Service-level efforts to achieve Joint All-Domain Command and Control are still facing interoperability challenges, according to the commanding general of the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory.

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