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.
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.
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.
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.