Florida tech company Tomahawk scores Marines robotics contract

A growing robotics startup snagged a $6.5 million U.S. Marine Corps deal that’ll keep it busy through 2024.

As part of the Marines contract, Tomahawk Robotics Inc. will make robotic systems safer and easier to control for the Marines, the company announced this month. Meanwhile, the 53-person company expects to hire more than 20 people by the end of 2023, Tomahawk Proposal Manager Tom Kennedy told Orlando Inno via email.

Despite its name, Melbourne-based Tomahawk Robotics doesn’t build robots.…