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Anduril’s Luckey Says Armed Forces Need Cutting-Edge Tech

Palmer Luckey, the founder of defense contractor Anduril Industries Inc. in Costa Mesa, said it’s time to recapture the “spirit of innovation and bring cutting-edge technology to our armed forces once again.”

“War in Eastern Europe, the looming threat of a Taiwan invasion, and a rising tide of security threats in other regions of the world demand it,” Luckey said.

Anduril today used the fifth anniversary of its founding to issue “an expanded mission statement emphasizing what it will take to rebuild the arsenal of democracy and ensure a future that is safe, prosperous, and free.”

The armed services of the U.S. and its partners are “equipped with tools decades behind what you or I use today,” according to Luckey.

Anduril is seeking to push the U.S. Department of Defense to greatly boost its use of technology, issuing both the expanded statement and Luckey’s recording of it today.

Forbes magazine, in a profile of Luckey published last week, said Anduril is “arming Ukraine and building the weapons of the future—before the Pentagon even knows it wants them.”

For further details, please see the June 13 print edition of the Business Journal.

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Kevin Costelloe
Kevin Costelloe
Tech reporter at Orange County Business Journal
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