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.

USAF Preps For AEHF Ground Control Demo 
The U.S. Air Force is conducting research before holding a ground demonstration to streamline the Advanced Extremely High Frequency mission control segment.
AEHF-5 Arrives At Cape Canaveral For Launch 
The U.S. Air Force’s Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) program delivered the fifth satellite to Cape Canaveral after successfully completing a battery of tests.
U.S. Army Changing How To Produce Proficient Pilots 
The U.S. Army is implementing actions garnered from its aviation warfighting initiative.
USAF Will Hire Chief Tech Officer For S&T Enterprise 
The USAF will hire a new chief technology officer to oversee its $2.8 billion science and tech investments and act as a design agent.
U.S. Army Will Kick Off Virtual Sim Trial This Summer 
The U.S. Army will receive 30 virtual reality systems at Fort Rucker, Alabama, over the course of about a year to see if the cutting-edge technology can produce more capable pilots.
Lockheed Touts Apache Modernized Turret 
After roughly six years, Lockheed Martin will wrap up developing a modernized turret for the U.S. Army’s Boeing AH-64 Apache that reduces jitter and maintenance time.
V-280 Valor May Fly Autonomously This Year  2
Bell anticipates its V-280 will fly autonomously by the end of the calendar year.
Lockheed Transitions F-35 Suppliers To Multiyear Deals 
Lockheed Martin has transitioned numerous F-35 suppliers to longer-term, performance-based logistics contracts and master repair agreements to increase supply availability and reduce sustainment costs, the company says.
Two Calif. Lawmakers Skeptical Of Space Development Agency 
Two members of California’s congressional delegation have expressed skepticism to Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan concerning the Space Development Agency.
Podcast: How The U.S. Is Reorganizing For Space Warfare
The U.S. military is debating everything from creating a sixth service for space to a unified combatant command to how to architect and buy a new generation of satellites.
SB-1 Needs Modification For Speed Goal 
The Sikorsky/Boeing team must modify the SB-1 Defiant to achieve the Marine Corps’ goal of 270 kt. for the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) that will replace the Bell UH-1Y Venom fleet, industry officials say.
U.S. Army Must Decide CH-47F Block II’s Fate  1
The U.S. Army will make a decision on CH-47F Block II Chinooks and whether the aircraft fits into its Future Vertical Lift strategy.
Lockheed Sensor System Makes First Flight In V-280 
Lockheed Martin’s Pilotage Distributed Aperture Sensor system flew its first flight on a Bell V-280 Valor.
Honeywell Offers T55 For Future Vertical Lift 
Honeywell’s T55 turboshaft engine is entering a new era as it powered the Sikorsky-Boeing SB-1 Defiant on it first flight.
CAE Offers U.S. Army, USAF Aviators New Courses 
CAE is offering two new courses for U.S. Army and Air Force aviators at the company’s facility in Dothan, Alabama, for C-12/King Air B200 recurrent/refresher and upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT).
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