Textron Systems' Common Unmanned Surface Vessel to Demonstrate Multi-Mission Capability at Trident Warrior 2011
Exercise to Showcase Sliding Autonomy, Enabling Autonomous or Man-in-the-Loop Operation
WILMINGTON, Mass., Jul 13, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Textron Systems Advanced Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it will demonstrate its Common Unmanned Surface Vessel (CUSV) during a portion of the Trident Warrior 2011 experiment that will take place from July 18-22. Sponsored by the Program Executive Officer Littoral Combat Ship and directed by the U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Trident Warrior 2011 will include a media day hosted by the U.S. Navy on July 20.
The CUSV will
Designed with a reconfigurable payload bay, CUSV users have the freedom to quickly deploy any payloads necessary to satisfy mission requirements including towing, mine countermeasures, anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, communications relay, launch and recovery for unmanned aircraft and underwater systems, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.
"Our CUSV has completed several successful demonstrations to date and amassed more than 700 hours of in-water operation," says Textron Systems Advanced Systems Senior Vice President & General Manager Don Hairston. "The integration of AMN and the CUSV creates a revolutionary capability to support our customers' current and future objectives, especially in the area of mine and surface warfare. We believe it to be a game-changer for our maritime warfighters, and Trident Warrior 2011 is another outstanding opportunity to demonstrate its power and performance."
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Textron Systems Advanced Systems (TSAS) brings together cutting-edge technologies and far-reaching innovations to satisfy emerging customer demands for reliable, affordable solutions in the areas of security and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and medical research. Its strategic business Overwatch is a leading provider of
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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
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