Anduril, a technology defense company founded by an early creator of virtual reality, is an illustrative example of the extent to which Silicon Valley is assimilating into the political and defense establishment in the United States.
Anduril builds swarm drones, virtual border security systems and is part of a group of companies deploying private sector led expertise in A.I. into US defence department programs such as 'Project Maven.'
Founded in 2017, Anduril is projected to be worth over $4 billion by the end of 2021. The sourced article below provides background on the founding of Anduril, it's relationship with Peter Thiel's Palantir and the wider contemporary influence of the 'paypal mafia.' It examines the braoder trends shaping private-public sector collaboration on the US Third Offset strategy.