Press Releases

December 19 2011
HUNT VALLEY, Md., Dec 19, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -AAI Logistics & Technical Services, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has earned the highly selective Sweden Armed Forces Technical School maintenance training provider certification. It is the first unmanned aircraft system (UAS) training provider to have earned this designation, an...
November 17 2011
AUSTIN, Texas, Nov 17, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - Overwatch, a strategic business of Textron Systems Advanced Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that its IM-PACTTM investigative analysis software has been named "Best Intelligence Data Fusion and Collaborative Analysis Solution" by Government Security News (GSN) as part of the publication'...
November 16 2011
First Delivery Order Worth $3.1 Million; $29.2 Million Potential Value Over Three Years Nov. 16, 2011- AAI Test & Training, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has received an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Indian Head, Md., for the Universal Test Set (UTS). The awar...
November 14 2011
Lightweight, Reliable and Optimized for Military Applications HUNT VALLEY, Md., Nov 14, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - AAI Test & Training, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, introduced its new Multi-Spectral Test Sets (MSTS) today at the opening of the 48th Annual Association of Old Crows (AOC) International Symposium and Convention. The MSTS are designed to tes...
November 3 2011
Retired U.S. Army Special Operations General Officer to Manage Expanded Tampa Field Office Wilmington, Mass. - November 3, 2011 - Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the appointment of James W. Parker as vice president to manage its Tampa, Fla. field office. Parker, a retired U.S. Army major general, has extensive overseas experience in Iraq, across the Middle East...
November 2 2011
Dedicated Asset Allows UAS Test Directorate to Assess New Technologies, Support New Missions for Marine Corps HUNT VALLEY, Md., Nov 02, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, UAS Test Directorate has established and demonstrated a dedicated...
October 26 2011
HUNT VALLEY, Md., Oct 26, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has delivered an Aerosonde Mark 4.7 Small Unmanned Aircraft System and an Orbiter Miniature Unmanned Aircraft System to the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC). ...
October 20 2011
WILMINGTON, Mass., Oct 20, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - Textron Defense Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that its MicroObserver Unattended Ground Sensor (UGS) system, which reliably detects and tracks vehicles and personnel for perimeter defense, border security, force protection, persistent surveillance and critical infrastructure protec...
October 19 2011
Award recognizes innovative mobile applications and services that deliver vital intelligence to military personnel on the tactical edge AUSTIN, Texas, Oct 19, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - Overwatch, a strategic business of Textron Systems Advanced Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that its SoldierEyesTM mobile smartphone solution, which pr...
October 17 2011
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct 17, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - Overwatch, a strategic business of Textron Systems Advanced Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the release of RemoteView TM Pro 3.2.2, the latest version of its imagery and geospatial analysis software with enhancements that better integrate intelligence data and improve the intelligence w...
October 12 2011
Program To Quickly and Efficiently Refurbish and Return Hundreds ofASVs to Field Operations NEW ORLEANS, Oct 12, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - Textron Marine & Land Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has been awarded a competitive contract by the United States Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) to reset 392 M1117 ...
October 11 2011
Applications Include MALE UAS Missions HUNT VALLEY, Md. & MANASSAS, Va., Oct 11, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Aurora Flight Sciences announced today that the organizations have formed a strategic alliance to integrate AAI's Universal Ground Control Station (UGCS) and other ground contro...
October 10 2011
New Aircraft Delivers Greater Payload Capacity and Endurance HUNT VALLEY, Md., Oct 10, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the introduction of the Shadow M2 Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS) at the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) 2011 Annual Meeting & Exposition. On disp...
October 10 2011
Easily Swapped Pods Enable Aircraft to Conduct Numerous New Missions HUNT VALLEY, Md., Oct 10, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, along with Phoenix Global Support, announced today the introduction of new multi-mission payloads for its renowned Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Designed to b...
October 10 2011
Weapon System's Weight, Ergonomics and Handling Advantages ShowcasedDuring Three-Week Evaluation at Fort Benning HUNT VALLEY, Md., Oct 10, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - Textron Systems Advanced Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that its U.S. Army Lightweight Small Arms Technologies (LSAT) program team has successfully completed a critical M...
October 3 2011
Wilmington, Mass. - October 3, 2011 - Textron Defense Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has opened a new Florida office serving the Emerald Coast region from Pensacola to Panama City. Located at 51 3rd Street at the Tech Center in Shalimar, the Textron Defense Systems Emerald Coast office provides a dedicated local presence t...
September 26 2011
HUNT VALLEY, Md., Sep 26, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has completed the U.S. Army's 2011 Manned Unmanned System Integration Capability (MUSIC) exercise. Held on September 16 at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah, the MUSIC exercise demonstrated innovation, integration and interoperability across th...
September 15 2011
WILMINGTON, Mass., Sep 15, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - Textron Defense Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has submitted a three-year proposal to the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) for the Rocket-Propelled Grenade (RPG) Active Protection, or RAP, program. Teamed with BRTRC of Fairfax,...
September 15 2011
$2.2 Million Award Includes Three Systems for the Royal Air Force HUNT VALLEY, Md., Sep 12, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - AAI Test & Training, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has been awarded $2.2 million by EADS-Deutschland, Cassidian for three Model 310A Advanced Boresight Equipment (ABE) systems to support Eurofighter Typhoon EF-200...
August 31 2011
OTTAWA, Canada – August 31, 2011 — Textron Systems Canada Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has submitted its proposal for the Canadian Forces Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) program. The Textron TAPV Team , led by Textron Systems Canada, includes Textron Marine & Land Systems and Rheinmetall Canada. Additional key Canadian suppliers include:...
July 25 2011
HUNT VALLEY, Md., Jul 25, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - Textron Systems Advanced Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that its Common Unmanned Surface Vessel (CUSV) successfully completed the Supervision of Unmanned Vehicles Mission Management by Interactive Teams (SUMMIT) demonstration sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR). During t...
July 19 2011
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 ...
July 18 2011
WILMINGTON, Mass., Jul 18, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - Textron Defense Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that its TRAPSNet countermeasure, an enhancement of the company's Tactical Rocket-Propelled Grenade (RPG) Airbag Protection System (TRAPS) has successfully completed a two-week test event sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Proj...
July 13 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 ...
July 11 2011
Work to Include Payloads for AAI's Tactical, Small and Miniature Unmanned Aircraft HUNT VALLEY, Md., Jul 11, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has entered into a five-year cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engi...
July 7 2011
Extension Makes it Easier to Share and Publish Geospatial Data AUSTIN, Texas, Jul 07, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - Overwatch, a strategic business of Textron Systems Advanced Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the addition of TerraGo® TechnologiesGeoPDF® production capabilities to its RemoteViewTM Pro 3.2 software. The addition of a...
June 28 2011
NEW ORLEANS, Jun 28, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - Textron Marine & Land Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., has exercised a contract option, valued at $49,613,572, for the company to supply the Army with 65 additional M1117 Armored Security Vehicles (ASVs). Vehicle manufacturing will...
June 28 2011
OTTAWA, CANADA, Jun 27, 2011 - Textron Systems Canada Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Rheinmetall Canada Inc. today announced a teaming arrangement in pursuit of the Department of National Defence ( DND ) and Canadian Forces Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) program. The DND is expected to award a contract to procure up to 500 vehicles with an option for up to 100 mor...
June 20 2011
Live-Fire Event Showcases System Performance and Reliability WILMINGTON, Mass., Jun 20, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - Textron Defense Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that its XM1100 Scorpion networked ground munitions system successfully completed its final government design verification field test. Held at Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona,...
June 15 2011
Software's Capabilities and Ease-of-Use Earn High Marks from Law Enforcement in Florida and Texas AUSTIN, Texas, Jun 15, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - Overwatch, a strategic business of Textron Systems Advanced Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the release of its Intelligence Monitoring, Pattern Analysis and Collection Toolkit (IM-PACTTM), ...
June 2 2011
Enhanced Survivability, Combat-tested Vehicles to Be Supported with Extensive Logistics and Training NEW ORLEANS, Jun 02, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - Textron Marine & Land Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced it has been awarded an Undefinitized Contract Action (UCA) by the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., to produce up to 4...
May 26 2011
Demonstration Highlights Expeditionary Cellular Network's Full Motion Video Capability FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz., May 26, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Overwatch, businesses of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, along with ViaSat Inc., are showcasing the Forward Airborne Secure Transmissions and Communications (FASTCOM) system during Empire Challenge 1...
May 16 2011
Relationship Focuses on CogDatTM, a Next Generation Cognitive Data Technology for Proactive Data Security AUSTIN, Texas & HAYMARKET, Va., May 16, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - Overwatch, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Azos AI, LLC, an innovator in embedded intelligence for the information technology industry, today announced that the two companies have e...
May 9 2011
HUNT VALLEY, Md., May 09, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - AAI Test & Training, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has received three separate contract modifications from the U.S. Air Force for production of the Joint Service Electronic Combat Systems Tester (JSECST). The contract modifications from Robins Air Force Base in Georgia are for a...
May 2 2011
Simulator Will Replicate Combat Mission Environment for Accurate System Testing HUNT VALLEY, Md., May 02, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - AAI Test & Training, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has been awarded $9.7 million to deliver an electronic warfare (EW) radio frequency (RF) simulator for the U.S. Air Force's EW Avionics Integration ...
April 18 2011
Enhancements and Award-Winning Logistics Enable Systems to Achieve 100,000 Flight Hours Three Years Running HUNT VALLEY, Md., Apr 18, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that its Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (TUAS) have achieved in excess of 600,000 total flight hours. Approxima...
April 14 2011
NEW ORLEANS, Apr 14, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - Textron Marine & Land Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced a firm-fixed-price contract award from the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) for 88 M1117 Armored Security Vehicles (ASV) and M1200 Armored Knight vehicles. The award, valued at $64,332,732, exercises options ...
April 6 2011
New Orleans, LA – April 6, 2011 — Textron Marine & Land Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the promotion of Brian Feser to the position of vice president, Strategy. In his new role Feser is responsible for externally focused strategy and business development at both the field and Department of Defense levels, with spec...
April 6 2011
New Orleans, LA – April 6, 2011 — Textron Marine & Land Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the appointment of Michael Micucci as vice president of expeditionary programs. Micucci, a retired U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Colonel, will be based in Quantico, Va. In the newly developed position of vice president of Expeditionar...
April 5 2011
$10.6 Million Initial Award Includes 50 Systems HUNT VALLEY, Md., Apr 05, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - AAI Test & Training, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that its Man-Portable Aircraft Survivability Trainer (MAST) has been selected by the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation, or PEO STRI, under a t...
April 4 2011
TUSTIN, Calif., Apr 04, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - MillenWorks, a strategic business of Textron Marine & Land Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and in partnership with LORD Corporation, announced today that the magneto-rheologic (MR) Suspension system for the Stryker® platform has successfully completed the 4,000-mile endurance milestone. The 4,...
March 30 2011
Overwatch Delivers Smartphone-Enabled Battlefield Solutions AUSTIN, Texas, Mar 30, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - Overwatch, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that its SoldierEyes smartphone-enabled analysis and battle tracking system will be a part of various upcoming U.S. Army field tests of smartphones, network equipment and applications. These te...
March 28 2011
WILMINGTON, Mass., Mar 28, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has named Neil Rutter as general manager of Textron Systems Canada, Inc. Rutter and his team are located in Ottawa, Canada, bringing the broad capabilities of Textron Systems' operating units to Canadian customers. Rutter is rejoining Textron Systems to lead the Canadian o...
March 21 2011
WILMINGTON, Mass., Mar 21, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has opened a new facility located in Ottawa, Canada. Through this new facility, which will initially operate as a business office, Textron Systems will bring the broad capabilities of Textron Systems' operating units to Canadian customers. Textron has a long-standing relat...
March 2 2011
HUNT VALLEY, Md., Mar 02, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has been awarded a fee-for-service contract from BOSH Global Services to provide an Aerosonde unmanned aircraft system (UAS) for use by the U.S. Air Force Academy. The contract includes an Aerosonde Mark 4.7 system; suppor...
February 28 2011
HUNT VALLEY, Md., Feb 28, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has successfully completed an unmanned flight demonstration of a Small Sense and Avoid System (SSAASy) on a Shadow 200 Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). AAI's Shadow system has established a reputation as a mature, capable s...
February 24 2011
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 th...
February 22 2011
HUNT VALLEY, Md., Feb 22, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that the company has completed a fee-for-service operation on behalf of the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Dahlgren Division. NSWC Dahlgren has been chartered to conduct UAV flights in conjunction with tests of various t...
February 22 2011
WILMINGTON, Mass., Feb 22, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - Textron Defense Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that the company's Wilmington, Mass., headquarters has been appraised at Maturity Level 3 of the Capability Maturity Model® Integration for Development Version 1.2 (CMMI-DEV). The Standard CMMI Appraisal Method for Process Improvem...
February 20 2011
HAMBLE, United Kingdom, Feb 20, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - ESL, a strategic business of AAI Test & Training, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has been selected by Elettronica S.p.A. (ELT) to participate in the IBOSEC program. The Aeronautica Militare Italiana (AMI), or Italian Air Force, has contracted with ELT for a characterisation...
February 18 2011
SCTV Combines Proven Crew Protection Capsule with Upgraded Technology in a Cost-effective, Integrated System NEW ORLEANS and MOUNT AIRY, N.C., Feb 18, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - Textron Marine & Land Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Granite Tactical Vehicles Inc. announced today that its Survivable Combat Tactical Vehicle (SCTV) system will be ...
February 9 2011
BANGALORE, India, Feb 09, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - Textron Defense Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has received a contract from the U.S. Air Force to produce 512 CBU-105 Sensor Fuzed Weapon (SFW) units for the Government of India under a Foreign Military Sale agreement. The total value of the contract is $257 million with $12...
January 31 2011
HUNT VALLEY, Md., Jan 31, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - AAI Corporation, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that the Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS) program received the Best PBL (Performance Based Logistics) Implementation award at the 7th Annual Defense Logistics Awards ceremony. This award was established to "honor, recognize and p...
January 24 2011
NEW ORLEANS, Jan 24, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - Textron Marine & Land Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the acceptance of the sixth Motor Lifeboat (MLB) contracted by the Mexican Navy. The first five of the contracted MLBs have been delivered to Mexico with the sixth craft scheduled for delivery to Mexico in the first quarter of 2011...
January 19 2011
NEW ORLEANS, Jan 19, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - Textron Marine & Land Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the signing of a Supply Chain Alliance with Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Land and Maritime based in Columbus, Ohio. This alliance strengthens the existing relationship between the two organizations and provides various mechanisms...
January 18 2011
Steven Reid, Bob Peters and Diane Giuliani to Lead Businesses; Ellen Lord to Lead Textron Defense Systems WILMINGTON, Mass., Jan 18, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced that AAI, an operating unit of the company, will become three separate operating units - AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems, AAI Test & Training and AAI Logistics & Technica...
January 10 2011
NEW ORLEANS, Jan 10, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - Textron Marine & Land Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has been appraised at a Capability Maturity Model® Integration (CMMI®) Maturity Level 3. CMMI Maturity Level 3 Certification is an internationally recognized process improvement maturity model given to organizations...