Boeing to acquire Liquid Robotics
Boeing is set to acquire Liquid Robotics, with the companies entering into an agreement for the sale, Boeing announced on 6 December.
Liquid Robotics is the designer and manufacturer of the Wave Glider USV. The wave and solar-powered autonomous vessel has achieved more than one million nautical miles in ocean data collection and communications operations.
The companies have collaborated on the Wave Glider technology in the past. In 2014 the Sensor Hosting Autonomous Remote Craft (SHARC) version of the USV was integrated with Boeing’s sensors, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.
Liquid Robotics will become a subsidiary of Boeing operating under its current business model.
Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security, said: ‘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.’