Maine robotics firm that made ‘Mad Max’ tank sold to RI conglomerate

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Howe and Howe Technologies, a Waterboro maker of extreme robotic vehicles for military and other uses, said Thursday that its purchase by Textron Systems of Providence is complete.

Terms of the sale were not disclosed, but the deal closed Dec. 17, 2018.

The 35 employees at Howe and Howe will keep their jobs, Ryan Hazlett, senior vice president at Textron, said on a conference call with reporters. He said Textron is optimistic about the growth of Howe and Howe, but would not reveal specific plans to hire more people in Maine.

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