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Anduril Industries acquires Dive Technologies

LFAM 3D printed DIVE-LD AUVs will be integrated into Lattice OS autonomy software to further disrupt market

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Defense technology company Anduril Industries today announced it has acquired Boston-based start-up Dive Technologies, a pioneer in autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), especially with the LFAM 3D printed DIVE-LD system. This acquisition expands Anduril’s suite of autonomous systems, including the proprietary Lattice OS software, and it also extends its unmanned capabilities to the undersea domain, significantly accelerating the company’s strategic growth.

Dive Technologies enables safe and successful access to the greatest depths of the world’s oceans with reliable, flexible AUVs. Their industry-leading 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.”

Anduril Industries acquires Dive Technologies and the LFAM 3D printed DIVE-LD AUVs will be integrated into Lattice OS autonomy software
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.

“We built Dive to make undersea exploration safer, smarter, and cheaper, and to offer customers the highest level of customization. In four years, we reinvented AUVs by building a new system architecture from the ground up and bringing 3D printing to subsea robotics,” said Dive Technologies co-founder and CEO Bill Lebo. “With Anduril, we will rapidly scale our team, technology, and production to ensure our military partners have the best, most strategic advantage and our commercial customers have the most reliable tech in the greatest depths of the world’s oceans. We’re excited for the next chapter.”

Anduril Industries acquires Dive Technologies and the LFAM 3D printed DIVE-LD AUVs will be integrated into Lattice OS autonomy software

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. Gunderson Dettmer LLP served as legal advisors to Anduril. Polsinelli LLP served as legal advisor to Dive Technologies.

Anduril Industries is on a mission to transform U.S. and allied military capabilities with advanced technology. By bringing the expertise, technology, and business model of the 21st century’s most innovative companies to the defense industry, Anduril is changing how military systems are designed, built and sold. Anduril’s family of systems is powered by Lattice OS, an AI-powered operating system that turns thousands of data streams into a real-time, 3D command and control center. As the world enters an era of strategic competition, Anduril is committed to bringing cutting-edge AI, computer vision, sensor fusion, and networking technology to the military in months, not years.

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Davide Sher

Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he completed his studies at SUNY USB. As a journalist covering the tech and videogame industry for over 10 years, he began covering the AM industry in 2013, first as an international journalist and subsequently as a market analyst, focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets. In 2016 he co-founded London-based 3dpbm. Today the company publishes the leading news and insights websites 3D Printing Media Network and Replicatore, as well as 3D Printing Business Directory, the largest global directory of companies in the additive manufacturing industry.

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