Some must-reads from this week's issue of Inside the Navy:
1. The Defense Department's fiscal year 2019 budget request includes funding for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program's new Follow-On Modernization plan, dubbed Continuous Capability Development and Delivery, but it is unclear whether the projection incorporates a new cost estimate for the effort.
2. The Marine Corps will conduct a yearlong analysis of alternative for the Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle program, which is a new-start effort in the fiscal year 2019 budget request.
3. The Navy has identified a slew of modifications for its Littoral Combat Ship program and is requesting $70 million in fiscal year 2019 to begin tackling those projects.