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
The Insider | June 5, 2023

Capt. Kevin Smith has taken the helm as the head of the program executive office of unmanned and small combatants, replacing Rear Adm. Casey Moton during a June 1 ceremony, according to a Monday Navy announcement.

Daily News | June 5, 2023

As the Marine Corps begins the fourth year of its Force Design modernization effort, the service is continuing its push to improve the mobility and lethality of its stand-in forces by establishing new reconnaissance battalions, solidifying operating concepts for its Marine Littoral Regiments and continuing to experiment with new technologies.

The Insider | May 31, 2023

The White House has nominated Gen. Eric Smith, presently the assistant Marine Corps commandant, to take the reigns as the service's next top officer, according to a Tuesday ;notice from the Senate.

Daily News | May 26, 2023

The State Department supplied House lawmakers with a plan for enabling AUKUS this week, endorsing legislative changes and unveiling a new "trade authorization mechanism" intended to streamline defense trade between the United States, United Kingdom and Australia.

Daily News | May 25, 2023

MOORESTOWN, NJ -- With its sights set on the Navy's next-generation large surface combatant, contractor Lockheed Martin is developing a new vertical launch system, resembling its existing Mk 41 launcher, that can fire hypersonic Conventional Prompt Strike missiles from a surface ship.

Daily News | May 25, 2023

The Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a contract modification worth over $1 billion to begin procuring materials for two future Virginia-class submarines, according to a Tuesday Defense Department announcement, signaling an end to a year-long liability dispute that had put the contract award on hold.

Daily News | May 24, 2023

A list of 22 weapon systems marked for transfer to Taiwan -- including several missile systems and F-16 and MQ-9B aircraft -- will not be delivered until 2025 at the earliest, according to the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Daily News | May 24, 2023

The Marine Corps' highest-ranking officer is calling on lawmakers to streamline the Pentagon's acquisition process, which he says is slowing down the development and fielding of critical capabilities like the Landing Ship Medium.

Daily News | May 19, 2023

The Defense Department is asking Congress to authorize the use of multiyear procurement for 10 block VI Virginia-class submarines, indicating the resulting cost savings are necessary to meeting the Navy's budget estimates.

Daily News | May 18, 2023

Contractor KPMG completed a successful live demonstration of its 5G-enabled "smart" warehouse prototype at Marine Corps Logistics Command in Albany, GA, showcasing a prototype designed to improve the efficiency and speed of warehousing logistics.

Daily News | May 17, 2023

The Defense Department is asking Congress to include legislative language supporting AUKUS in its upcoming defense authorization bill, including provisions that would enable the transfer of Virginia-class submarines to Australia and allow the United States to expand its submarine industrial base using Australian funding.

Daily News | May 16, 2023

The Marine Corps has completed operational analysis and is preparing for a milestone C decision for a prototype ground-based air defense capability intended to protect forward-deployed forces from missiles, aircraft and unmanned systems.

The Insider | May 12, 2023

The Navy is looking to expand the pool of companies providing contractor-owned and operated unmanned aircraft systems for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions.

Daily News | May 11, 2023

The Navy is targeting fiscal year 2025 for an initial deployment of its Littoral Combat Ship mine countermeasures mission package, which achieved initial operational capability earlier this month.

Daily News | May 11, 2023

The Navy is taking an "evolutionary" rather than "revolutionary" approach to designing its next-generation large surface combatant, building on the existing Arleigh Burke-class destroyer design and minimizing the addition of untested new features, a senior Navy official said today.

The Insider | May 10, 2023

The Marine Corps is looking for additional defense contractors capable of producing two future Amphibious Combat Vehicle variants, although the service cannot share the vehicles' technical data package with prospective builders.

The Insider | May 9, 2023

Pre-positioning warfighting equipment in the Indo-Pacific is crucial to preparing for a potential conflict in the region, according to the Marine Corps' assistant commandant, who said the service is drawing 21st century logistics lessons from the conflict in Ukraine.

Daily News | May 4, 2023

The Navy plans to expedite development of a carrier-launched hypersonic weapon capability, shifting the program from a traditional acquisition pathway to the Middle Tier Acquisition Rapid Prototyping approach as it attempts to field the system before 2030.

Daily News | May 2, 2023

The Navy lacks sufficient quantities of long-range precision fires stockpiled in the Pacific, according to Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro, who expressed concern over China's growing missile inventory in the region.

Daily News | May 2, 2023

The Littoral Combat Ship mine countermeasures mission package has achieved initial operational capability, clearing the way for the Navy to field the new suite of unmanned MCM capabilities designed to keep sailors out of harm's way.

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