Boeing expands autonomous capabilities with Liquid Robotics acquisition
ST. LOUIS. Officials at Boeing have agreed to acquire Liquid Robotics with the goal to grow the company's seabed-to-space autonomous capabitlies.
Liquid Robotics has approximately 100 employees in California and Hawaii. The company will become a subsidiary of Boeing operating under its current business model and reporting to Kory Mathews, vice president of Autonomous Systems for Defense, Space & Security. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed and completion of the transaction is subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
Boeing and Liquid Robotics entered into a teaming agreement in 2014 that resulted with the integration on the Sensor Hosting Autonomous Remote Craft (SHARC). Officials explain that the integration of the SHARC with Boeing’s sensors enables the connection of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities ranging from satellites to manned and unmanned aircraft to sub-surface crafts.
“With Liquid Robotics’ innovative technology and Boeing’s leading intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance solutions, we are helping our customers address maritime challenges in ways that make existing platforms smarter, missions safer, and operations more efficient,” says Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security.
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