Inside the Navy highlights

By Lee Hudson  
March 5, 2018 at 9:56 AM

Some must-reads from this week's issue of Inside the Navy:

1. The F-35 joint program office and Lockheed Martin will hold a "Consideration Summit" in a few months to discuss software deficiencies and make sure the government does not pay for the same product twice.

Full Story: JPO, Lockheed to meet this spring to discuss F-35 software deficiencies

2. The Navy is proposing a new three-year, consolidated contract to buy F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft, a $3.7 billion deal that locks in orders through 2021, as a hedge against the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter taking longer than planned to be fielded.

Full Story: While waiting for F-35C, Navy seeks new $3.7B, three-year Super Hornet deal

3. An influential Republican senator unveiled legislation last week to improve the Navy's surface force readiness that includes language providing new authorities for the service's acquisition executive.

Full Story: Wicker bill aims to improve surface fleet readiness