GM Defense, General Motors’ military vehicle and technology division, has announced a new teaming agreement with Anduril Industries, Inc. ahead of collaboration on new defense program capture activities. The collaboration will focus on autonomy, battery electrification, and new propulsion technologies, plus the integration of Anduril technologies with GM Defense mobility solutions. The announcement coincided with the Association of the U.S. Army trade show in Washington D.C.
Founded in 2017, Anduril Industries is a California-based defense company that specializes in autonomous systems and robotics. The company was co-founded by Palmer Luckey, co-creator of the Oculus Rift VR headset, as well as various investors and founders associated with SpaceX and Palantir.
“GM Defense has a strong strategic alignment with Anduril as we are both focused on bringing disruptive new technologies into the defense and government marketplace to deliver innovative solutions for our customers,” said GM Defense president Steve duMont. “We feel this is a powerful team, and together we can make a strong offering for key U.S. defense programs while assessing other global opportunities.”
Both GM Defense and Anduril Industries are showcasing their products at the Association of the U.S. Army trade show, including variants of the GM Defense Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV). GM Defense is showing off a four-seat Multi-Mission and Logistics ISV variant equipped with Anduril loitering munitions, while over at the Anduril booth, the nine-soldier ISV variant is on display. Anduril is also showcasing Lattice, the company’s sensor, network, and system-agnostic open software platform designed for land systems command and control.
“We are thrilled to be working with GM Defense to produce new capabilities for land systems,” said Anduril Industries CEO Brian Schimpf. “Advanced software for mission-level autonomy can transform ground systems, and GM Defense will be a critical teammate to deliver next-generation land systems for warfighters around the world.”