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 | April 3, 2023

The Navy has awarded HII a $1.3 billion contract for the procurement of its third flight II San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, according to a Friday service announcement.

The Insider | March 31, 2023

The Navy has awarded Raytheon Technologies a $650 million low-rate initial production contract for its next-generation airborne electronic attack jamming system, which will replace the legacy ALQ-99 jamming pod carried by the service's fleet of EA-18G Growlers.

The Insider | March 30, 2023

The Navy awarded Raytheon Technologies a $619 million contract option to continue producing the AN/SPY-6(V) family of radar systems, according to a Wednesday company announcement.

Daily News | March 29, 2023

Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro defended the service's push to acquire intellectual property related to 20 F/A-18 Super Hornets that have yet to be put on contract with Boeing, saying the Navy needs this data package to perform repairs in the field.

Daily News | March 29, 2023

The lead Columbia-class submarine is now 10% behind schedule, Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro told lawmakers at today's House Appropriations defense subcommittee hearing.

Daily News | March 28, 2023

The Senate Armed Services seapower subcommittee questioned Navy officials on the lack of amphibious warships in the service's most recent budget request, drilling down on an issue that has put Navy and Marine Corps leadership at odds and left industry uncertain.

The Insider | March 28, 2023

Lawmakers on the Senate Armed Services seapower subcommittee are disappointed with the Navy's failure to deliver its 30-year shipbuilding plan, which they expected to receive before today's budget hearing.

Daily News | March 28, 2023

The Navy lacks the ability to defend against "complex raids" of hypersonic missiles and other threats, according to the service's newest budget request, which includes funding for the development of a more advanced interceptor system.

Daily News | March 27, 2023

The Navy's classified amphibious warship study supports the need for 31 L-class ships, according to Senate Armed Services seapower subcommittee chairman, who said he is "mystified" by the lack of amphibs in the Navy’s budget request.

Daily News | March 24, 2023

The Navy's research and development budget request includes 24 new initiatives within the Defense Department's rapid prototyping and experimentation fund, which looks to field transformational capabilities across services.

Daily News | March 23, 2023

The Navy and Boeing are tangled in a legal dispute over intellectual property related to 20 F/A-18 Super Hornets in a yet-to-be-awarded contract on a production line that is set to be shut down, according to Rep. Mike Garcia (R-CA), who sits on the House Appropriations defense subcommittee.

Daily News | March 22, 2023

The Navy's fiscal year 2024 budget request looks to continue a steady procurement schedule for the Amphibious Combat Vehicle while Marine Corps force design efforts scale back total procurement quantities for the program.

Daily News | March 21, 2023

The Marine Corps is modernizing its logistics framework as the service looks to improve the resiliency of its supply networks and elevate the self-sufficiency of stand-in forces.

Daily News | March 17, 2023

The Navy's latest budget proposes substantial investments in submarine production and sustainment as the service looks to cut down on maintenance delays, ramp up deliveries of Virginia- and Columbia-class boats and prepare to deliver on a new agreement between the U.S., U.K. and Australia to supply the latter country with nuclear-powered subs.

Daily News | March 16, 2023

The Navy's forthcoming 30-year shipbuilding plan is likely to again present three procurement options to lawmakers, according to the service’s secretary who said the multiscenario plan provides flexibility to adapt to emerging threats.

Daily News | March 15, 2023

The decommissioning of three amphibious warships proposed by the Navy's fiscal year 2024 budget request would sink the service's fleet below the legally mandated floor of 31 L-class ships according to the Marine Corps commandant, who told reporters the Marine Corps' unfunded priorities list will be published within the next eight days.

Daily News | March 15, 2023

The Navy's pause in amphibious warship procurement is driven by a need to alleviate rising production costs, according to the service's top officer, who said the service must prepare for its topline budget to flatten in the near future.

Daily News | March 14, 2023

The Marine Corps' fiscal year 2024 budget request includes funding for a new Marine Littoral Regiment, with Guam as one candidate to host the new unit. (UPDATED)

Daily News | March 13, 2023

The Navy plans to procure nine ships and decommission eight in its fiscal year 2024 budget request, investing in submarines, destroyers and frigates but likely teeing up a fight in Congress over amphibious warship requirements and a fleet size projected to remain flat over the next five years.

Daily News | March 9, 2023

The Marine Corps' highest-ranking officer today doubled down on the need for 31 traditional amphibious warships and endorsed block buys and other contracting strategies to signal consistent demand to industry.

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