Hicks says Replicator slated to be funded at $1B between FY-24 and FY-25

By Georgina DiNardo / March 11, 2024 at 4:52 PM
Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks announced plans to spend around $1 billion on the Replicator initiative over fiscal years 2024 and 2025 during a budget briefing today at the Pentagon. The Replicator initiative , which Hicks announced in August, aims to field thousands of “attritable” autonomous weapon systems by February-August 2025 to counter the continued growth of the Chinese military. Hicks said the Pentagon wants $1 billion for Replicator to be split evenly over FY-24 and FY-25. “The level of...

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