Dive Technologies, an AUVs developer that brings 3D printing to subsea robotics, is now an Anduril Industries company

Defense technology company Anduril Industries has acquired Boston-based start-up Dive Technologies, a developer of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs).

Dive Technologies enables safe and successful access to the greatest depths of the oceans with AUVs. Their DIVE-LD is a modular and customizable AUV that can be optimized for a variety of defense and commercial mission types such as long-range oceanographic sensing, undersea battlespace awareness, mine countermeasures, anti-submarine warfare, seabed mapping and infrastructure health monitoring.

The world beneath the ocean is completely different than the one above it. It requires different types of sensors, modalities, and problem solving than the work we are doing in air, land and space,” said Anduril co-founder and CEO Brian Schimpf. “The Dive Technologies team brings unparalleled, deep domain expertise under the sea as well as a shared commitment to transforming U.S. and allied military capabilities with advanced technology. We are thrilled to have them on board.”

Dive utilizes Large Format Additive Manufacturing (LFAM) techniques and a novel system architecture to rapidly produce the DIVE-LD at a fraction of the time and cost of existing AUVs. Once integrated into Anduril’s autonomy software, Lattice OS, the next iteration of DIVE-LD will further disrupt this segment of the market.

The acquisition follows Anduril’s selection by U.S. Special Operations Command to be its Systems Integration Partner, supporting counter unmanned systems efforts under a nearly $1B Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. It expands Anduril’s suite of autonomous systems, extends its unmanned capabilities to the undersea domain, and significantly accelerates the company’s strategic growth.

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