Press Release

Textron Systems Establishes Office Near Marine Corps Base Quantico

Wilmington, MA - July 19, 2011 - Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today it has opened an office in Stafford, Va. The 2,500-square-foot office is located at the Oak Hill Business Center at 3619 Jefferson Davis Highway, and is dedicated to providing direct service and support to key customers in the area, including those at nearby Marine Corps Base Quantico.

The office is being managed by Michael Micucci, a retired United States Marine Corps colonel. Micucci is vice president of expeditionary and Marine Corps programs for Textron Marine & Land Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems.

“Establishing a presence near Quantico is important, because it illustrates our commitment to strengthening the relationships we have with the Marine Corps acquisitions and requirements community. We want to be able to quickly respond to their warfighting needs,” said Micucci.

Textron Systems is currently pursuing the Marine Corps High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle recapitalization program, offering its Survivable Combat Tactical Vehicle (SCTV) system in partnership with Granite Tactical Vehicles Inc. The SCTV has undergone independent and U.S. Marine Corps blast and mobility testing.

Micucci also points to the fact that other Textron businesses—such as Bell Helicopter and AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems through its Shadow® Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System—have strong relationships with Marine Corps Aviation. “We know we can become a force multiplier for the Marines on the ground side, too,” he explained.

Micucci joined Textron Marine & Land Systems earlier this year after 27 years in the Marine Corps. He served as product group director, Ground Transportation and Engineer Systems and deputy program executive officer of Land Systems at the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command. Micucci also held positions as program manager, Light Armored Vehicle with Tank-automotive and Armaments Command, and product manager, Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, Marine Corps Systems Command.

About Textron Marine & Land Systems
Textron Marine & Land Systems designs, produces and supports advanced wheeled combat vehicles and cutting-edge maritime craft used by U.S. and international armed forces, as well as civilian entities around the globe. Its family of Armored Security Vehicles offers enhanced survivability and highly mobile combat security vehicles with unmatched capabilities. Textron Marine & Land Systems’ innovative turret technology and related subsystems also deliver outstanding performance and reliability. Its strategic business, MillenWorks, operates an Engineering Center of Excellence with a reputation as a highly sought-after solution center, which designs and develops advanced mobility solutions for demanding on- and off-road applications. Textron Marine & Land Systems is an operating unit of Textron Systems. More information is available at www.textronmarineandland.com.

About Textron Systems
Textron Systems has been providing innovative solutions to the defense, homeland security and aerospace communities for more than 50 years. Headquartered in Wilmington, Mass., the company is 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 and operational services. Textron Systems includes AAI Logistics & Technical Services, AAI Test & Training, AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Advanced Systems, Aerosonde, ESL Defence, Lycoming Engines, Medical Numerics, MillenWorks, Overwatch, Textron Defense Systems and Textron Marine & Land Systems. More information is available at www.textronsystems.com.

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 www.textron.com.