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General Dynamics Buys Undersea Drone Maker Bluefin Robotics; Chris Marzilli Comments

Bluefin-21General Dynamics has purchased unmanned undersea vehicle manufacturer Bluefin Robotics for an undisclosed amount in a push to add new autonomous technology manufacturing capability.

Bluefin will become a part of General Dynamics’ maritime and strategic systems line of business within the mission systems unit, General Dynamics said Monday.

Bluefin21WaterFounded in 1997, Bluefin manufactures 50 configurations of drones that operate under water for customers in the defense, scientific and commercial markets.

Chris Marzilli, president of General Dynamics’ mission systems unit, said his company sought to add manufacturing skills to its integration service work on undersea technologies.

“This acquisition positions us well to further support our U.S. Navy customers, ” Marzilli said.

Bluefin is headquartered in Quincy, Mass. and performs lifecycle services such as research and development, technology integration, full-scale manufacturing, platform training and operations support work.

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