Irvine, California-based Anduril Industries, a venture-backed defense technology company, is opening a new operations center in Seattle, Washington.
Founded in 2017, Anduril develops both hardware and software centered around Lattice, an AI backbone allowing for real-time information analysis across the company's range of products. Its customers include the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the U.K. Ministry of Defense.
"We started Anduril after realizing that our brightest technologists simply weren't focused on national security," said Brian Schimpf, co-founder and CEO. "And because of that, the American military largely hasn't had access to many of the cutting-edge innovations in areas such as autonomous systems, artificial intelligence, and sensor fusion. Three years in, we're proud of the progress we've made in reconnecting Silicon Valley with the Department of Defense.”
“Our expansion into Seattle reflects the overwhelmingly positive response Anduril has received from not only the Pentagon and our allied partners, but mission-oriented engineers, too," he added.
"As Anduril continues to scale, we are developing and launching more and more extraordinary products," said Palmer Luckey, Founder. "We are building bigger and better systems for our military as quickly as we can. The incredible pool of talent in the Seattle area helps us accelerate that."