Press Releases

December 4 2012
Capabilities Include Manned/Unmanned Teaming, Training and Simulation   HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Dec 04, 2012 - Textron Systems and Bell Helicopter, Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) companies, announced today the opening of the Textron Systems Integration and Collaboration Lab and Bell Helicopter/AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems Manned/Unmanned Operations (MUMO) Capability Development Lab. Based at Textron Syst...
November 12 2012
Wilmington, Mass. - November 12, 2012 - Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the promotion of Bill Irby to senior vice president and general manager of AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems. Irby, who joined AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in 2009 as vice president of Ground Control Technologies, will lead the business as it continu...
October 30 2012
Ottawa, ON and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC – October 30, 2012 -  Textron Systems Canada Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Rheinmetall Canada Inc., today announced a $205 million CAD contract for work to be performed by Rheinmetall Canada on the Canadian Forces Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) project. Rheinmetall Canada will earn $152 million CAD during the TAPV prog...
October 29 2012
Oct. 29, 2012- Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) today announced that Ellen Lord has been named president and CEO of its Textron Systems segment. She succeeds Fred Strader who is retiring from the company. Lord has been serving as the senior vice president and general manager of Textron Defense Systems (TDS), an operating unit of Textron Systems that manufactures smart weapons as well as advanced intelligen...
October 22 2012
WASHINGTON/AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition - October 22, 2012 - Textron Marine & Land Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is displaying its family of COMMANDO™ vehicles in booths 7628 and 7643 at this week's 2012 AUSA Meeting and Exposition. Textron Marine & Land Systems (TM&LS) has adopted the name COMMANDO for its armored vehicl...
October 22 2012
AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems Aircrew Supports Meteorological Research Amid Brutal Winds and Temperatures WASHINGTON/AUSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition - OCTOBER 22, 2012 - AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that its Aerosonde® Small Unmanned Aircraft System logged 168 flight hours in the frigid, harsh clim...
October 8 2012
Orlando, Fla./GEOINT 2012 - October 8, 2012 - Overwatch, a strategic business of Textron Systems Advanced Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, introduced today its GeoCatalog Workgroup software, designed to enable users in small teams to easily share and manage geospatial data and databases on a shared local network. Overwatch is demonstrating the...
September 24 2012
Agencies of all Sizes to Benefit from Software's Powerful, Easy-to-use Tools Austin, TX - September 24, 2012 - The struggles of government analysts, investigators and agents to sift through and turn massive amounts of data into actionable information are about to get easier with the forthcoming release of Overwatch's IMPACT™ 2.0 information analysis software. Overwatch is a strategic busines...
September 10 2012
Anaheim, Calif./AUTOTESTCON 2012 - September 10, 2012 - AAI Test & Training, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has received a $12.7 million award from the U.S. Air Force for the B-1 Advanced Radar/Electronic Warfare Test Station (ARTS) program. Under the 30-month basic contract, the first task will be to provide three B-1 ARTS aut...
August 27 2012
G-CLAW to be Integrated into Common Launch Tube and Demonstrated Later This Year Wilmington, Mass. - August 27, 2012 - Textron Defense Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has entered into a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Program Executive Office (PEO) Fi...
August 7 2012
Hunt Valley, MD - August 7, 2012 - AAI Test & Training, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that the company has received a contract from Orbital Sciences Corporation to provide several factory line test systems for its multiple satellite production lines. Orbital's systems will be based on AAI Test & Training's standard, configurable W...
August 6 2012
Two Unmanned Surface Vessels Demonstrated Mine Warfare Detect-to-Engage Sequence during U.S. Navy's Trident Warrior 2012 Experiment AUVSI Unmanned Systems North America 2012, Las Vegas, NV - August 6, 2012 - Textron Systems Advanced Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that its Fleet-class Common Unmanned Surface Vessels (CUSV) successf...
August 6 2012
Combat-Proven System Going Strong with Comprehensive Enhancements AUVSI Unmanned Systems North America 2012, Las Vegas, NV - AUGUST 6, 2012 - 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) achieved a landmark 750,000 total flight hours during a U.S. Army mission suppo...
July 30 2012
System Aims to Enhance Helicopter Mission Capability While Protecting Crew Tustin, CA - July 30, 2012 - MillenWorks, a strategic business of Textron Marine & Land Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has received an award from the U.S. Army's Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) to develop two components fo...
July 30 2012
Hunt Valley, MD - July 30, 2012 - AAI Test & Training, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has delivered 51 Man-Portable Aircraft Survivability Trainer (MAST) systems to the U.S. Army's Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO-STRI). These low-rate initial production (LRIP) units were delivered unde...
July 24 2012
Wilmington, Mass. - JULY 24, 2012 - Textron Defense Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that Randy Kosinski has been named vice president, customer solutions, reporting to senior vice president and general manager Ellen Lord. In this role, Kosinski will manage Textron Defense Systems' new business identification and pursuit activities,...
July 9 2012
Jul. 9, 2012- AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has received a $358 million award from the U.S. Army’s Program Manager – Unmanned Aircraft Systems for engineering support and system upgrades that will create a fleet of 45 upgraded RQ-7B Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (TUAS). Delive...
July 9 2012
$213 Million Program Joins Alcoa Defense and L-3 Communications with Original Manufacturer of Landing Craft, Air Cushion Jul. 9, 2012- Textron Marine & Land Systems (TM&LS), an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that its team has been selected by the U.S. Navy for the Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC) program. The SSC will replace the Landing...
June 20 2012
Austin, TX - JUNE 20, 2012 - Overwatch, a strategic business of Textron Systems Advanced Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has named Skip (Arthur) Maselli as vice president of Geospatial Solutions. In this role Maselli is responsible for the overall management and growth of Overwatch's geospatial products, services and soluti...
June 14 2012
Textron Marine & Land Systems Receives Award for 71 More Mobile Strike Force Vehicles for Afghanistan National Army   Vehicle Fielding and Operator Training in Afghanistan Continues as Vehicle Orders Approach 500   NEW ORLEANS – JUNE 13, 2012 —  Textron Marine & Land Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced...
June 8 2012
Vehicle Designed and Engineered to Meet the Canadian Forces Needs for the Next 25 Years Jun. 8, 2012- Textron Systems Canada Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced that it has been selected by the Canadian government for the Canadian Forces Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) program. The contract provides that the Textron TAPV Team, led by Textron Systems Canada, together w...
May 23 2012
Hunt Valley, MD - May 23, 2012 - AAI Test & Training, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the availability of a new electronic warfare (EW) threat file translator that will be integrated as a standard capability on its state-of-the-art Advanced Architecture Phase, Amplitude and Time Simulator (A2PATS) system. Customers can automate the tran...
May 22 2012
Successful Performance in Operationally Realistic Terrain and Engagement Scenarios SOFIC 2012 - Tampa, FL - May 22, 2012 - Textron Defense Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that its BattleHawk Squad-Level Loitering Munition completed a successful demonstration for the U.S. Army's Rapid Equipping Force at the Energetic Materials Resea...
April 25 2012
Innovative protection features enable all vehicles to meet MRAP-level blast protection standards New Orleans, LA - April 25, 2012 - Textron Marine & Land Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today it received a second option award from the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., for 65 additional Mobile Strike Force Vehicles (MSFV) ...
April 24 2012
Courseware and Instruction Deliver Comprehensive Learning Experience Hunt Valley, MD - April 24, 2012 - AAI Logistics & Technical Services, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that the business has received a competitive award to provide C-17 Globemaster maintenance training for the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) Advanced Military Maintenance ...
April 17 2012
Textron Marine & Land Systems Contributes Shipbuilding and Maritime Engineering Capabilities to Next Phase of Vessel Development National Harbor, MD - April 17, 2012 - Textron Systems Advanced Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that its second Fleet-class Common Unmanned Surface Vessel (CUSV) completed a successful in-water demons...
April 16 2012
Will Conduct Combat Support Operations with Latest Multi-Mission Aerosonde® System National Harbor, MD - April 16, 2012 - AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it is one of three companies awarded the U.S. Navy's Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Services multiple-award contract, encompass...
April 16 2012
National Harbor, MD - April 16, 2012 - Textron Defense Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Hydronalix announced today that the organizations have teamed to develop small naval surface systems. The agreement unites Textron Defense Systems' years of experience engineering and manufacturing sophisticated sensor systems and precision weapons with Hydr...
April 11 2012
Hunt Valley, MD - April 11, 2012 - AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has won the competitive Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft Systems (MEUAS) II award from the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). The three-year award, valued at just under $600 million, includes support operations using AAI's Aeroso...
April 11 2012
Collaboration to Expand Shadow® Multi-Mission Payloads Family with SIGINT, Other Capabilities Hunt Valley, MD and Cypress, CA - April 11, 2012 - AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and KOR Electronics Defense Solutions, a subsidiary of Mercury Computer Systems (NASDAQ: MRCY), announced today a strategic alliance that co...
April 2 2012
Fort Worth, TX & Hunt Valley, MD - April 2, 2012 - Bell Helicopter and Textron Systems operating unit AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems, both Textron Inc. companies (NYSE: TXT), have teamed to develop a Manned Unmanned Operations (MUMO) Capability Development Laboratory in Huntsville, AL. to enable a software and hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) development test capability using operationally relevant ...
April 2 2012
Testers to Support Air Force, Army and International End Users Hunt Valley, MD - April 2, 2012 - AAI Test & Training, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that the company has received a $6.1 million award from Robins Air Force Base in Georgia for several new Joint Service Electronic Combat Systems Tester (JSECST) systems. Part of a five-yea...
March 22 2012
New Hamburg, Ontario - March 22, 2012 - Textron Systems Canada Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that the company has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Ontario Drive & Gear Limited (ODG) of New Hamburg, Ontario for possible work on the Textron Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) for the Canadian Forces. Textron has submitted a proposal to supply 500 ve...
March 19 2012
New Orleans, LA - March 19, 2012 - Textron Marine & Land Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it received an option award from the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., for 64 additional Mobile Strike Force Vehicles (MSFV) for the Afghanistan National Army (ANA). The additional vehicles are added to the current Undefini...
March 13 2012
Canadian Firms Supplying Components to Mobile Strike Force Vehicles Ottawa, Ontario - March 13, 2012 - Textron Systems Canada Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced new work with seven innovative Canadian companies in support of Textron Marine & Land Systems' armoured vehicle manufacturing program. Textron has entered into contracts with these Canadian suppliers to provide c...
March 6 2012
Highlights Include Ground-Based Smart Weapons, Tactical Vehicles, Unmanned Systems and Other Critical Capabilities for India's Armed Forces Wilmington, Mass. - March 6, 2012 - Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that the company will take part in DefExpo India 2012 to be held at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi from March 29-April 1. The company will showcase its produc...
February 21 2012
Scalable Solution Ideal for Electric Vehicles and Grid Storage San Diego, CA - February 21, 2012 - MillenWorks, a strategic business of Textron Marine & Land Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today introduced its new Battery Management System (BMS) at the SAE 2012 Hybrid Vehicle Technologies Symposium in San Diego. Able to accommodate various Li...
February 7 2012
16 Systems to Support Bell Boeing CV-22 Osprey      Hunt Valley, Md. — February 7, 2012 — AAI Test & Training, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has received a $7.7 million Advanced Boresight Equipment (ABE) award from the Defense Logistics Agency to provide 16 Model 310A ABE core test systems for the U....
January 30 2012
Total Potential Value of $162 Million Over Seven Years Hunt Valley, Md. - January 30, 2012 - AAI Logistics & Technical Services, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that the company has received an award from the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to provide logistics support and concurrency modifications for the B-1B Trainin...
January 23 2012
Aligns State-of-the-Art UAS With Beyond-Line-of-Sight Communications and Network Security HUNT VALLEY, Md. and CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 23, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, and ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq:VSAT) announced today that the organizations have entered into a strategic alliance to align AAI's advan...
January 23 2012
Software and Training Grants Total More Than $500,000 AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 23, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Overwatch, a strategic business of Textron Systems Advanced Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today that 16 law enforcement and homeland security organizations are recipients of the company's IM-PACT™ investigative analysis software a...