Short-Term Problems are Prime Focus of New Pentagon Drone Initiative

Solving short-term problems for military commanders in the Pacific and Europe is driving the Pentagon’s push to accelerate production of attritable air, sea and ground drones powered by artificial intelligence, USNI News has learned. The Replicator initiative, announced last week by Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks, wants to take existing or experimental unmanned systems and build them in rapid numbers to solve specific problems from commanders down range over the next two years, overseen by the Defense Innovation Unit.

OXE MARINE RECEIVES AN ORDER FROM THE PHILIPPINE COAST GUARD

The Philippines Coast Guard has awarded a contract to OXE Marine’s exclusive distributor in the Philippines, Dynamic Power Marine and Industrial Hardware Inc (“Dynamic Power”) in partnership with DM8 Composites, to procure 40 high-speed vessels equipped with twin OXE300 outboards. As a result of the awarded contract, Dynamic Power shall supply 80 engines to equip the high-speed vessels to support operations all over the Philippines, contributing to the overall safety and security of Philippines waters.