DOD Has Plan To Buy Thousands Of Cheap Autonomous Systems

Aerosonde Buck G

 An Aerosonde Buck G UAV returns from a surveillance mission in the Atlantic Ocean in September 2020.

Credit: U.S. Marine Corps
The Pentagon plans to field thousands of autonomous systems—including aircraft, ships and ground vehicles—on a scale it has not seen within two years under a new initiative. Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks announced the plan, called Replicator, as a way to directly counter what she says is...
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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