The Pentagon is aiming to produce “thousands” of drones through Replicator as early as the end of next year.
Paul Scharre, executive vice president at the Center for a New American Security, who previously worked at the Defense Department developing its autonomous weapons policy, called the timeline challenging, given the lengthy process of wrangling defense budgets.
“The goal is a bold and ambitious one,” Scharre said. “The clock is ticking.”
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