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Defense Daily, Monday, October 15, 2018, Vol. 280, Issue 11

Defense Watch: Space Wargame, New GD Spox, AUSA Roundup

Senate Confirms DoD Nominations. The Senate confirmed several Defense Department nominees during voice votes Oct. 11. They include: Army Gen. Robert Abrams for U.S. Forces-Korea commander; Vice Adm. Craig Faller for U.S. Southern Command commander; Vice Adm. Andrew "Woody" Lewis, 2nd Fleet commander; ret. Air Force Maj. Gen. Robert McMahon for Assistant Secretary of Defense…

Congress Mulls Saudi Sanctions, But Low Risk of Imminent Impact to Industry

Lawmakers are newly considering imposing sanctions on Saudi Arabia amid calls for President Trump to investigate the disappearance of a Saudi-born journalist. But any possible impact on U.S. weapons makers doing business with Riyadh is unlikely to be felt in the short term.Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi dissident and opinion writer for the Washington Post, was…

Army Ahead Of Schedule On M113 Replacement, AMPV Production Decision Set For November

The Army’s program to replace its M113 armored personnel carriers with BAE Systems’ Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) is 90 days ahead of schedule with a production decision expected by Nov. 14, according to the lead program official.Col. Mike Milner, AMPV project manager, said the completion of successful limited user testing two weeks ago and a…

U.S. Space Sectors Must Work Together to Combat Emerging Threats, Official Says

The U.S. space sectors – military, civil and commercial – will need to work together more closely to combat emerging and quickly multiplying threats from peer competitors, a senior DoD space civilian said Oct. 12.“We need to get ourselves together to work as one big family, because we are looked at in that way by…