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PacMar Technologies LLC (AKA: Martin Defense Group LLC~Navatek LLC~Navatek Ltd)
Profile last edited on: 3/12/2024      CAGE: 1H2F2      UEI: L1WZRB6JKWJ4

Business Identifier: Cutting-edge solutions in the defense and maritime industries
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Location Information

841 Bishop Street Suite 1110
Honolulu, HI 96813
   (808) 695-6643
Location: Multiple
Congr. District: 01
County: Honolulu

Public Profile

Based in Hawaii but having offices in Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Virginia, PacMar Technologies LLC (formerly dba Martin Defense Group & Navatek) provides research and development capabilities to various mision focused federal agencies. Initially focused on developing advanced ships to improve passenger ride quality, reduce operator injury, and improve hull efficiency, the firm's efforts organized around innovations in hydrodynamic simulations, novel hull form designs, cutting edge motion control systems, and to achieve a national presence providing naval architecture and modeling and simulation services with diversification into power and energy systems, unmanned vehicles, cyber security, robotics, autonomy, AI/ML, data science, inflatables, composites, and additive manufacturing. During 2020, principals of the firm had serious legal problems likely necesstatting the name change

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Most Recent SBIR Projects

Year Phase Agency Total Amount
1710259106 2 Navy $1,498,885
Project Title: UUV COLLAR - Compliant Open-ended Low-volume Launch and Recovery System
1710259022 2 Navy $1,499,367
Project Title: Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Sabot System (UUVSS)
1685448474 2 DARPA $1,725,607
Project Title: Testing AI Learning in Open-world Novelty Scenarios (TALONS)
2023 1 Navy $137,098
Project Title: Quiet Auxiliary Propulsion Unit for Combatant Craft
2021 2 Navy $838,091
Project Title: UUV CADDIE: Capture and Deploy Device using Inflatable Elements

Key People / Management

  Martin Kao -- President and CEO

  Christopher Cluett -- Naval Architect, Mechanical Design Lead

  Nathaniel Cope

  William Curran

  Dustin Dannenhauer -- Scientist of AI and Autonomy

  Neal Fine

  Robert Gornstein

  Kurt Hamel -- Senior Research Engineer

  Duke Hartman -- Senior VP STratehic Relationships

  Brian Hicks

  Patrick Kane

  Brian Kays

  Scott Kays

  Hyun Kim

  Jeffrey E Kline

  Joshua Knight

  Jason Lindler

  Steven Loui -- Chairman

  Susan Matsuura -- Vice President and Treasurer

  Todd Peltzer

  Eric Schiff -- Vice President

  Michael Schmicker -- Vice President - Marketing & Corporate Communications

  Gary Shimozono

  Marc Smith

  James Stusse

  Kyle Warren

  Scott Yamashita