Pentagon officials 'cagey' but still talking up Replicator as the next 'big bet'

By Tony Bertuca / August 30, 2023 at 11:22 AM
The Pentagon this week revealed what some drone manufacturers hope is a game-changing moment with the announcement of the new "Replicator" program and top defense officials, though reluctant to provide details, say the decision to award contracts in the next 18 to 24 months for thousands of small, autonomous weapon systems signals a major milestone in the mission to counter China's massive military. Defense Department acquisition chief Bill LaPlante said “scale” is the most important aspect of the Replicator program...

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