Military contractor Anduril says the U.S. will deploy its Roadrunner weapon in the field next year, Bloomberg news reported.
The jet-powered weapon can destroy an incoming drone, missile or other aircraft in mid-air, or be used to scout out possible airborne invaders and then return to its mobile base, according to the Costa Mesa-based firm.
Bloomberg quoted Anduril’s Chief Strategy Officer Christian Brose as saying the company will deploy Roadrunner in the field next year. The Business Journal has asked Anduril for confirmation.
The news agency also reported that “Anduril has raised $2.7 billion to date and is valued at almost $10 billion.” An Anduril spokesperson confirmed that those figures are accurate and that they represent $400 million in increased financing for the company.
The company was founded by OC entrepreneur Palmer Luckey.
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