Doug Bush

U.S. Army Soldiers, assigned to the 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, and the Artificial Intelligence Integration Center, conduct drone test flights and software troubleshooting during Allied Spirit 24 at the Hohenfels Training Area, Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Germany, March 6, 2024. (U.S. Army photo by Micah Wilson)

Army proposing 3 systems for 2nd round of Replicator; 1 picked for initial tranche

The stated goal of Replicator is to deliver thousands of relatively low-cost, “attritable” unmanned systems in 18 to 24 months to help the Pentagon counter China’s military buildup.
Spc. Layne Alfieri, a soldier assigned to 1st Battalion 87th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, dons an Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) 1.2 prototype during the IVAS 1.2 Phase One User Assessment held by Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier on Fort Drum, August 22, 2023. (U.S. Army photo by Jason Amadi, PEO Soldier Public Affairs)

Army seeks $255M to procure more than 3,000 IVAS augmented reality systems in fiscal 2025

The Army wants to buy 3,162 units of Microsoft's Integrated Visual Augmentation System 1.2.
Doug Bush, assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, is guided by Col. J. Frederick Dente, V Corps chief of staff, during a visit to Camp Kościuszko, Poland, Sep. 8, 2022. (Photo by Spc. Dean Johnson)

Army acquisition chief hopeful that Congress will grant reprogramming request for Replicator

With loitering munitions reportedly in the running for accelerated mass production, the Army’s top weapons buyer expressed hope that lawmakers will sign off on the Pentagon’s reprogramming…