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Inside the Navy highlights

June 19, 2017 |
Lee Hudson
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Some must-reads from this week's issue of Inside the Navy:

1. The Navy should put in place a four-phase approach to return T-45C Goshawk student pilots to flight by the end of this summer, according to a new service report that investigated aviators' physiological episodes.

Full Story: Following physiological episode review, Navy outlines path ahead

2. The Pentagon, wrestling with ballooning price tags for the first two ships of the Navy's next-generation aircraft carrier program, now plans to prepare independent cost estimates for each follow-on Ford-class ship beginning with the Enterprise (CVN-80) -- a move that comes after allowing an 11-year gap between scrutinizing costs of lead ships CVN-78 and CVN-79, according to congressional auditors.

Full Story: DOD plans independent cost estimates for all follow-on Ford-class ships

3. The chief of naval operations said this week the service may take the remaining Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigates out of retirement to increase the Navy's fleet size.

Full Story: CNO considers modernizing Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates

4. The Navy is looking to replace its training helicopter fleet and anticipates releasing a request for proposals for the effort in late fiscal year 2019 or early FY-20.

Full Story: Navy looks to replace aging helicopter fleet