Inside the Navy highlights

By Lee Hudson / May 29, 2018 at 10:02 AM

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

1. Once an over-the-horizon anti-ship missile contract is awarded it will take the Navy anywhere from 18 months to two years to complete the design work needed to incorporate the system on the Littoral Combat Ship.

Full Story: Navy will begin LCS design work to add over-the-horizon missile

2. The Senate Armed Services Committee's mark of fiscal year 2019 defense policy legislation proposes a slew of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter provisions aimed at bolstering accountability mechanisms, improving the program's sustainment posture and supporting early funding for post-development upgrades.

Full Story: Senate bill proposes shifting F-35 funds to support sustainment posture

3. The Senate Armed Services Committee recommends authorizing $100 million for a major Marine Corps unmanned aircraft initiative, according to a summary of the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill, putting them at odds with House lawmakers who want to cut the service's request citing "unjustified cost growth."

Full Story: Congressional funding fight looms over Marine Corps’ MUX

4. The Navy's Ship to Shore Connector program could see a second shipbuilder added if Congress were to increase the Navy's procurement request to 10 vessels per year.

Full Story: Navy not ruling out a second SSC builder if procurement rises