McKee Administration Announces Expansion of Defense Technology Company Anduril into Rhode Island | Rhode Island Commerce

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Last night, the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation Board of Directors, approved incentive agreements for Anduril Industries, Inc., a defense technology company planning to locate one of its manufacturing and production facilities to Quonset Business Park to build autonomous maritime systems and technologies.

Under the state’s Qualified Jobs Incentive Tax Credit program, Anduril will create 133 new full-time jobs with an average annual salary of $95,000. Anduril was also approved to receive tax credits under the Rebuild Rhode Island Tax Credit program. The project entails leasing and fit-out of a facility with an estimated total project cost to the company for the fit-out to be $8.3 million.

“Anduril joins an esteemed list of the nation’s leading defense contractors with operations in Rhode Island, like General Dynamics Electric Boat, Raytheon, and Textron, among others,” said Governor Dan McKee. “Their addition further demonstrates Quonset as a hub of good-paying, quality jobs for Rhode Islanders that will help our state in raising incomes for all.”

“We welcome Anduril to the Ocean State,” said Secretary of Commerce Liz Tanner. “Their presence will not only create high-paying jobs but also drive innovation in ocean technology, helping to establish Rhode Island’s position as a leader in the blue economy.”

“We are thrilled to build a state-of-the-art production manufacturing facility for our LD family of vehicles in Quonset Point. Affordable, distributed mass is a central tenet of undersea deterrence, and we look forward to supporting large-scale, cost-effective AUV deployments with our new facility,” said Shane Arnott, Senior Vice President at Anduril Industries. “Our Maritime Division continues to develop advanced undersea capabilities and, with large contract awards both in the United States and Australia, we are committed to the mass manufacturing of those proven capabilities at speed and at scales that matter.”

Primarily serving federal government agencies such as the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, Anduril is a defense technology company working to transform U.S. and allied militaries with advanced technology, combining modern software expertise with a rapid and differentiated approach to hardware development and manufacturing.

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