The companies said the initial focus would be to develop
solutions for anti-submarine warfare, maritime domain awareness
and other defense equipment.
The announcement comes a week after Chris Chadwick, chief
executive officer of Boeing's defense division, called on weapon
makers to be more innovative in meeting the Pentagon's
requirements at a time when budgets are shrinking.
Liquid Robotics makes Wave Glider ocean drones for ocean
observation, data collection and monitoring.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
(Reporting by Andrea Shalal; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)
[© 2014 Thomson Reuters. All rights
Copyright 2014 Reuters. All rights reserved. This material may not be published,
broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.