Textron Marine & Land Systems Grants Cadillac Gage Support License to NAPCO International
NEW ORLEANS & HOPKINS, Minn., Feb 24, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Textron Marine & Land Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced that it has granted a license to NAPCO International to provide commercial parts and services in support of Textron Marine & Land Systems' legacy Cadillac Gage light and medium vehicle product line.
With this license in place, NAPCO will have Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) technical data and support so that they can directly provide service to more than 5,000 Cadillac Gage vehicles in use throughout the world.
"NAPCO's core competency of supporting legacy military hardware internationally makes them a perfect fit for supporting the Cadillac Gage brand of
Textron acquired Cadillac Gage in 1986, and in 1994, Cadillac Cage became part of Textron Marine & Land Systems. The company has successfully produced highly mobile and survivable armored vehicle platforms such as the V-100, V-150 Commando, V-300, and Stingray(R) tank. Today, Textron Marine & Land Systems actively produces the M1117 Armored Security Vehicle (ASV), which is currently used by the U.S. Army in operations including the Military Police, convoy protection, as well as Field Artillery Combat Observation and Lasing Teams (COLT) with the M-1200 ASV variant. ASV variants are also being operated by the military and police forces of Iraq, Colombia and Bulgaria.
"Providing new and aftermarket military vehicle components and services worldwide is our business," said NAPCO International President Theunis Botha. "We are confident in our ability to support and sustain the Cadillac Gage product line and we remain committed to providing comprehensive strategic business solutions to our customers, existing and new."
"This license further strengthens the outstanding and comprehensive aftermarket support our customers receive," said Textron Marine & Land Systems General Manager Tom Walmsley. "Cadillac Gage vehicles have successfully filled a wide range of military mission roles for countries around the globe, and will continue to do so with quality aftermarket support."
NAPCO International, headquartered in Hopkins, Minnesota is a solutions provider for the maintenance and sustainment of U.S. Manufactured Military Equipment and Provisions. NAPCO specializes in procurement, light manufacturing and materials management in support of military vehicles and related equipment. NAPCO is privately owned, with strong financial backing and over 60 years of Defense experience. For more information about NAPCO International LLC visit our website: http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.napcointl.com&esheet=6624837&lan=en-US&anchor=www.napcointl.com&index=1&md5=cd06c45f5ddcb0eed29ca55cb07a3329.
About Textron Marine & Land Systems
Textron Marine & Land Systems specializes in the design, production and support of advanced marine craft, armored combat vehicles, turrets and related subsystems. Through its MillenWorks strategic business, Textron Marine & Land Systems designs and develops advanced mobility solutions for demanding on- and off-road applications. Textron Marine & Land Systems serves military and commercial customers domestically and internationally, and is an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. company. More information is available at http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.textronmarineandland.com%2F&esheet=6624837&lan=en-US&anchor=www.textronmarineandland.com&index=2&md5=7474fc90be9185389f0b333e44044b96.
About Textron Systems
Textron Systems Corporation has been providing innovative solutions to the defense, homeland security and aerospace communities for more than 50 years. Known for its unmanned aircraft systems, advanced marine craft, armored vehicles, intelligent battlefield and surveillance systems, intelligence software solutions, precision smart weapons, piston engines, test and training systems, and total life cycle sustainment services, Textron Systems includes AAI Corporation, Lycoming Engines, Overwatch, Textron Defense Systems and Textron Marine & Land Systems. Textron Systems Corporation is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc. More information is available at http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.textronsystems.com&esheet=6624837&lan=en-US&anchor=www.textronsystems.com&index=3&md5=701a5bafc15e2ef1b178fab5f1660469.
About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. More information is available at http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.textron.com&esheet=6624837&lan=en-US&anchor=www.textron.com&index=4&md5=1c6466c5f2514ae05a07d5247cd7b74a.
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