Lee Hudson

Pentagon Editor

Washington, DC


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.


U.S. Navy Assesses Air Training Needs Against China, Russia

By Lee Hudson Jul 08, 2021
The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are lacking the necessary training capacity for a war with China or Russia and plan to issue an in-depth analysis in December that could reveal what will be required.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Fast Five With Sikorsky President Paul Lemmo

By Graham Warwick Jul 08, 2021
Paul Lemmo, a seasoned veteran at Lockheed Martin, chats with Aviation Week about rotorcraft and Future Vertical Lift competitions.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Pentagon To Receive F-35 Parts Restitution From Lockheed

By Lee Hudson Jul 07, 2021
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics has agreed to pay the Pentagon $34.3 million in recompense for F-35 spare parts that were not ready for installation when they were first delivered, resulting in additional costs for the stealthy fighter program. 
Budget, Policy & Operations