Some must-reads from this week's issue of Inside the Navy:
1. The Missile Defense Agency is planning a key developmental test of the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA interceptor this spring ahead of transitioning to production later this year, but how much the new weapons will cost remains an unanswered question.
Full Story: MDA: Still no cost estimate for jointly developed interceptor
2. The Navy has begun modifying aircraft carriers to host control stations, multiple displays and an area for the air vehicle operator to sit when flying the MQ-25 Stingray.
3. The White House's $30 billion fiscal year 2017 budget amendment proposal -- dubbed the supplemental -- includes more than $2 billion to fund the Navy's ship operations accounts and $4 billion to purchase more aircraft for the sea service.