Some must-reads from this week's issue of Inside the Navy:
1. Huntington Ingalls Industries is entering the Navy's guided-missile frigate replacement program competition and may offer a variant of its National Security Cutter, according to the chief executive.
2. The Navy can save $800 million for the John Lewis-class (T-AO-205) program by doubling its annual procurement profile, from one to two, but will require more money to avoid negatively impacting other shipbuilding priorities, according to a report reviewed by Inside the Navy.
3. The Marine Corps is looking to industry for evaluating active protection systems that are not tied to any particular vehicle, according to a request for information.