Textron (NYSE: TXT) is acquiring Waterboro, Maine-based robotic ground vehicle manufacturer Howe & Howe Technologies for an undisclosed sum in a move to expand autonomous technology offerings across land, sea and air domains.
The industrial conglomerateÂ said ThursdayÂ Howe & Howe’sÂ vehicles and applications will complement its portfolio of unmanned platforms, control systems and mission combat vehicles.
“This planned acquisition demonstrates our commitment to our U.S. military customers and an understanding of their critical work,” saidÂ Lisa Atherton, president and CEO at Textron’s systems segment.
Howe & Howe offers theÂ Ripsaw Super Tank and RS2-H1 SMETÂ vehicles to the government market, as well as producesÂ Thermite firefighting robots andÂ BulldogÂ medical transport and firefighting vehicles.
Michael Howe, president of Howe & Howe, said the company aims toÂ “push the laws of physics in ground mobility and robotics” by combining with Textron.