The initial focus of the collaboration will be to develop total integrated solutions for anti-submarine warfare, maritime domain awareness and other maritime defense applications.
“It’s a great opportunity to partner with Liquid Robotics to provide new and existing customers a unique portfolio of defense solutions and capabilities,” said Chris Chadwick, President and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security.
“This relationship allows the Boeing-Liquid Robotics team to solve maritime security and surveillance challenges in entirely new and highly effective ways and provides unprecedented capability and value to customers worldwide,’ he added.
The agreement combines Boeing Defense, Space & Security’s vast experience developing and fielding multi-layered intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance solutions with Liquid Robotics’ award-winning autonomous ocean technology.
“We look forward to teaming with Boeing to expand domestic and international opportunities that combine Boeing’s expertise in aircraft systems and integrated defense solutions with Liquid Robotics’ expertise in persistent unmanned ocean vehicles. Together, we will provide customers an integrated, seafloor-to-space capability for long duration maritime defense,” said Gary Gysin, President and CEO of Liquid Robotics.
Photo: An underwater view of Liquid Robotics’ SHARC, a wave-powered, autonomous ocean vehicle for persistent surveillance and communications.