Hicks sketches ambitious vision for new autonomous drone program without 'new money'

By Tony Bertuca / September 6, 2023 at 3:19 PM
Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks said today that the Pentagon's new program to buy thousands of small autonomous drones, recently dubbed " Replicator ," will be implemented in the next 18 to 24 months without asking Congress for additional funding in the coming fiscal year. Hicks, speaking at a conference hosted by Defense News in Arlington, VA, said the Defense Department intends to “self-solve” when it comes to resourcing Replicator and the swarms of autonomous drones the department seeks...

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