Will advance unmanned ocean systems for integrated defense solutions

Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Liquid Robotics, the market leader in unmanned ocean vehicles, today signed a global, multi-year teaming agreement for collaboration on product development, maritime services and operational deployments.

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.”

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,” said Gary Gysin, President and CEO of Liquid Robotics. "Together, Boeing and Liquid Robotics will provide customers an integrated, seafloor-to-space capability for long duration maritime defense.”

A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is one the of world’s largest defense, space and security businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions, and the world’s largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is a $33 billion business with 56,000 employees worldwide. Follow us on Twitter: @BoeingDefense.

Liquid Robotics is an ocean drone manufacturer with a goal of instrumenting the ocean with fleets of networked, naturally powered robots carrying sensor payloads. Our Wave Glider® unmanned ocean vehicles are transforming ocean observation, making data collection and monitoring easier, safer, and more cost-effective. Visit www.liquidr.com.

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