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.