Lee Hudson

Lee
Hudson
Pentagon Editor,
Aviation Week Network

Based in Washington, Lee covers the Pentagon for Aviation Week. Prior to joining Aviation Week in June 2018, Lee was at Inside Defense where she was managing editor for Inside the Navy.

Lee has covered Navy and Marine Corps issues since 2011, reporting at the Pentagon, Capitol Hill, aboard ships and military facilities around the U.S.

Previously she worked as a staff reporter at The Daily Review in Morgan City, LA, covering local government and crime. Lee graduated with a B.A. in Mass Communication and Marketing from Loyola University New Orleans.

Articles
U.S. Navy Seeks New Tactical Aircraft Capabilities 
The U.S. Navy will hold an industry collaborative exchange in March to improve tactical aircraft programs.
Leader Spotlight: Rep. Joe Courtney, Chairman, House Armed Services Seapower Subcommittee 
View the Leader Spotlight: Rep. Joe Courtney, Chairman, House Armed Services Seapower Subcommittee in PDF format.
Pentagon Releases First Artificial Intelligence Strategy 
The Pentagon released its first-ever artificial intelligence (AI) strategy Feb. 12.
Top Senator Supports $750B Pentagon Budget Request 
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) is supportive of a $750 billion fiscal 2020 defense budget and does not care how the Pentagon gets there, even if it means using the wartime funding account.
USAF Will Continue Investment In Small Sat Launch 
Expect to see the U.S. Air Force continuing investment in the small satellite launch industry because it is more responsive than traditional providers.
Fast Five With House Armed Services Subcommittee Chair Joe Courtney 
The HASC seapower and projection forces subcommittee chairman discusses his vision for the aerial refueling tanker fleet, mobility airlift and the B-21.
Leader Spotlight: Rep. Joe Courtney 
Rep. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) became House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee chairman in January, after serving as ranking member.
USAF Hires Advanced Battle Management System Architect 
The USAF has hired an architect to lead its Advanced Battle Management System concept to evaluate the big picture of the warfighter’s mission and program requirements.
U.S. Navy Awards MQ-25A Hangar Construction Contract 
The U.S. Navy has awarded a $41.8 million contract to B.L. Harbert International to build a hangar for the MQ-25A carrier-based unmanned refueling tanker.
Podcast: The U.S. Air Force’s Vision for Future Refueling
After the delivery of the KC-46A tanker, the service is looking to detach itself from future, platform-centric plans. Listen in as our editors discuss.
Fast Five With U.S. Air Force Chief Gen. Dave Goldfein 
The U.S. Air Force chief of staff discusses plans for the future force and the services’ light attack experiment.
U.S. Navy Awards $14.9B Contract For Two-Ship Carrier Buy 
The U.S. Navy has awarded a $14.9 billion contract to Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding to finalize a two-ship aircraft carrier buy.
KC-46 Delivery Pace, Upgrades Unresolved As Handovers To USAF Begin  2
Acceptance plans are confirmed for 36 KC-46s in 2019, but Boeing is pushing for additional deliveries.
Shanahan: Pentagon Zeros In On U.S. Spacecom Leader 
Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan will continue heading the U.S. Space Force effort at the Pentagon.
U.S. Navy Releases Training Helo Solicitation 
The U.S. Navy released its highly anticipated solicitation Jan. 28 to purchase a new training helicopter to replace the aging TH-57B/C fleet.
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