Inside the Navy highlights

By Lee Hudson / April 30, 2018 at 9:24 AM

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

1. The Navy has realigned orders for the Air and Missile Defense Radar program to better reflect current shipbuilding plans for the new variant of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyers which will feature the new S-band radar, awarding a contract to Raytheon for a single AN/SPY-6 radar earlier this month instead of two originally envision for fiscal year 2018.

Full Story: Navy realigns new AMDR buy with current Flight III program

2. The Pentagon is establishing an electronic repository to disseminate Joint Strike Fighter lessons learned across the enterprise instead of keeping information within each faction, according to a government watchdog agency official.

Full Story: GAO: Pentagon will establish F-35 electronic repository to share lessons

3. Following four collisions last year in the Pacific, House members are proposing the Navy conduct material inspections of its surface ships without notice to give sailors more time to train, instead of every three years as is now done.

Full Story: House lawmakers propose Navy conduct no-notice inspections

4. The Navy secretary wants to sit down with executives from Marinette Marine, one of the two shipyards that manufactures the Littoral Combat Ship, to discuss how the shipyard's prices can become more competitive.

Full Story: SECNAV wants to discuss how LCS price can be more competitive