November 14, 2018

Headlines – November 14, 2018


Why victory isn’t goal in Afghanistan –
When Lt. Gen. David Petraeus returned from an inspection tour of Afghanistan in 2005 to brief then Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, he began with a simple image.


One company wants to help herd U.S. Army robots –
A firm out of Boston is interested in helping the U.S. Army streamline unmanned ground vehicle development.
Turkey signs Altay MBT serial production contract with BMC –
Turkey’s Presidency of Defence Industries announced Nov. 9 that it had signed the first serial production contract with BMC for 250 Altay main battle tanks.
Construction begins on final Arleigh Burke Flight IIA destroyer at BIW –
The construction officially started Nov. 9 at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer Patrick Gallagher (DDG 127), which will be the last Flight IIA configuration destroyer built by BIW.
Australian industry groups to boost support for SMEs –
Industry groups in Australia have signed agreements to support the development of domestic small- and medium-sized enterprises in the defense sector.
Leidos signs supply chain deal in Australia –
U.S. government services group Leidos has signed an agreement with the Australian Department of Defence to support the Australian defence industry’s efforts to secure export contracts.


Pentagon task force not a ‘quick-fix’ to protect critical technology –
A Pentagon task force to prevent the swiping of American secrets and improve supply chain cybersecurity will include representatives from at least seven agencies and is expected to have a long-term vision.
U.S. Army pursues Israeli robots –
TARDEC, soon to be part of the new Army Futures Command, is exploring a wide range of Israeli robots. But IAI is already looking into the next generation: “flocks” or swarms of robotic systems that communicate with each other and collaborate to accomplish their mission.
DDG 1001 leaves shipyard for commissioning –
The guided-missile destroyer Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), the second ship in the Zumwalt class of destroyers, departed General Dynamics’ Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard in Bath, Maine, on Nov. 9 to be commissioned on the U.S. West Coast.


New HBO documentary puts a much-needed face to complex veteran struggles with PTSD –
“We Are Not Done Yet” goes beyond black and white statistics to provided much-needed personalization of PTSD.

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Headlines – December 12, 2018

News Family, friends remember Marines killed in KC-130J crash off Japan coast – The five missing Marines who were aboard the KC-130J tanker plane that collided midair with an F/A-18 fighter off the coast of Japan last week ranged from young corporals early in their service to a veteran pilot, who was the executive officer...

News Briefs – December 12, 2018

Kosovo: Prime minister says new army will serve world peace The prime minister of Kosovo says the army the country expects to have soon will be a modest contributor to creating world peace. Kosovo’s lawmaker’s are set to vote Dec, 14 on three laws that would transform the national security force into a regular army....
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SM-3 Block IIA successfully intercepts IRBM target during operational test

The Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Navy Sailors manning the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex at the Pacific Missile Range Facility at Kauai, Hawaii, successfully conducted Flight Test Integrated-03. This was an operat...