First ‘Replicator’ Picks Coming Soon As Pentagon Looks To Future Rounds

Skydio A2D drone

A Skydio X2D drone flies next to a U.S. Air Force KC-10 at Dover AFB, Delaware, in 2022.

Credit: U.S. Air Force
The Pentagon plans by year’s end to select which uncrewed aircraft systems will see accelerated development and bulk purchases, using a new plan outlined by the Defense Department’s No. 2 civilian months ago to cut red tape for bringing on the UAS. The selections, which will not be publicly...
Brian Everstine

Brian Everstine is the Pentagon Editor for Aviation Week, based in Washington, D.C. Before joining Aviation Week in August 2021, he covered the Pentagon for Air Force Magazine. Brian began covering defense aviation in 2011 as a reporter for Military Times.

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