DOD announces Replicator tranche 1 focus areas and first official selected capability

By Georgina DiNardo / May 6, 2024 at 5:30 AM
Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks announced today that the first tranche of Replicator capabilities includes uncrewed aerial systems like AeroVironment's Switchblade-600 loitering munition, uncrewed surface vehicles and counter-uncrewed aerial systems. The Replicator initiative, which Hicks announced in August , focuses on fielding thousands of all-domain, attritable autonomous (ADA2) systems by August 2025 to counter China’s increasing military mass. Though Hicks has staked her reputation on the success of the initiative, the Defense Department has been tight lipped about the Replicator...

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