On December 17, 2018, Textron Systems finalized the acquisition of Howe & Howe Technologies, Inc. of Waterboro, Maine.
With this acquisition, Textron Systems’ newly combined portfolio positions the company as a global leader in autonomy across the air, sea and land domains.
Textron Systems President & CEO Lisa Atherton says, “Today marks an exciting day for Textron Systems, as we are incredibly proud to welcome Howe & Howe into the Textron Systems family. This acquisition positions us as a global provider of unmanned capabilities across all three domains, demonstrating our commitment to our military customers in support of their vision and future technology needs for autonomy, robotics and unmanned systems.”
Howe & Howe Technologies Senior Vice President Michael Howe says, “The wealth of experience and forward thinking of Textron Systems, coupled with the innovation and sheer competitiveness of Howe & Howe, makes for an extremely formidable combination. Our team has become immeasurably greater than the sum of its parts and is now solidly positioned to become the 21st century world leader in ground robotics and terrestrial mobility.”
Howe & Howe’s portfolio includes leading advanced robotic land vehicles, such as the Ripsaw® Super Tank and the RS2-H1 SMET. The company also built the world’s first and only purpose-built robotic firefighting solutions, the Thermite firefighting robot, as well as the Bulldog line of extreme firefighting and medical transport vehicles.