Press Releases

December 8 2014
Textron Systems and the MAAP Start Aerosonde SUAS Operations, Based on Record of Proven Performance and Reliability HUNT VALLEY, Md. - December 8, 2014 - Textron Systems Unmanned Systems, a Textron Company (NYSE: TXT) business, announced today a Certificate of Authorization to start Aerosonde® Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS) operations with the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP), o...
November 19 2014
NEW DELHI, INDIA (November 19, 2014) – Bell Helicopter and  Textron Systems , both businesses of Textron Inc.  (NYSE: TXT), announced today an agreement with Dynamatic Technologies Limited of Bangalore, India establishing Dynamatic as a single source supplier of major airframe assemblies for the Bell 407GX and 407GT . The agreement is for a seven year period with options to extend ...
October 22 2014
CUSV™ Offers Proven, Multi-Mission Performance

HUNT VALLEY, Md. — OCTOBER 22, 2014 — Textron Systems Unmanned Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) business, announced that it has received a $33.8 million contract to provide its Common Unmanned Surface Vessel (CUSV™) for the U.S. Navy’s Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS) program. During the 30-month en...
October 21 2014
GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (October 21, 2014 ) ProFlight, LLC, a subsidiary of TRU Simulation + Training Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, will be offering live, hands-on demonstrations of its NexGen CJ3 Flight Training Device at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) conference in Orlando, Fla., October 21-23. The state-of-the-art Flight Training Device (FTD) located in the TRU Simulati...
October 19 2014
Showcasing Decades of Operational Experience, Proven Platforms at London’s Premier Commercial UAV Exhibition HUNT VALLEY, Md. — October 19, 2014 — Textron Systems Unmanned Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) business, announced today that it will make its debut appearance at The Commercial UAV Show, scheduled for October 21-22 at London’s Level 2 at Olympia. Located at boot...
October 13 2014
WASHINGTON, AUSA 2014 Annual Meeting & Exposition – October 13, 2014 – Textron Systems Marine & Land Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) business, announced today a $15,221,528 firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales contract from the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., to provide 10 COMMANDO TM Select four-wheeled armored vehicles, along with related fielding hardwa...
October 12 2014
WASHINGTON, AUSA 2014 Annual Meeting & Exposition — October 12, 2014 — Textron Systems Unmanned Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) business, announced today that it has commenced deliveries of the One System ® Remote Video Terminal (OSRVT™) -50 variant to the U.S. Army. The -50 configuration is the first fleet-wide update to the OSRVT program of record that enables Level...
October 7 2014
Trusted Joint Service and International Solution Adds Decades of Useful Life, New Capabilities WASHINGTON, Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention – October 7, 2014 – Textron Systems Electronic Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) business, announced today a four-year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract worth up to $43.6 million from the U.S. Air Force to...
September 23 2014
Weapon Successfully Integrated onto Shadow ® Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System MARINE CORPS BASE, QUANTICO, Va. – SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 – Textron Systems Weapon & Sensor Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) business, announced today a pair of successful live-fire demonstrations of its new FuryTM lightweight precision guided glide weapon off of a Shadow® Tactical Unmanned Aircra...
September 18 2014
New Tampa, Fla. Location Enhances Cessna Citation CJ Series Pilot Options GOOSE CREEK, S.C. – September 18, 2014 –  ProFlight, a subsidiary of TRU Simulation + Training Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and a leader in innovative, advanced pilot training, announced today plans to open a flight training center early in 2015 in Tampa, Fla. Like ProFlight’s training cen...
September 17 2014
Textron Companies to Feature Updated Technology and Offerings for European Customers Ostrava, Czech Republic (September 17, 2014) – Bell Helicopter and Textron Systems, both businesses of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT), will showcase a range of products for European customers during their first appearance at NATO Days, September 20-21 in the Czech Republic. The U.S. Air Force Special Operations Co...
September 16 2014
Weapon Strikes Target During Testing NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 – Textron Systems Weapon & Sensor Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) business, announced today its G-CLAWTM precision guided weapon successfully completed a live-fire demonstration recently at the U.S. Army’s Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona.  The GPS-guided G-CLAW struck within four meters of ...
July 14 2014
FARNBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW, ENGLAND – JULY 14, 2014 – Textron Systems’ Weapon & Sensor Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) business, introduced today its new FuryTM precision guided weapon. Fury is a small, lightweight, precision guided glide weapon, engineered to address a wide range of target sets from a variety of aircraft platforms. The new weapon is being display...
June 17 2014
HUNT VALLEY, Md. — JUNE 17, 2014 — Textron Systems’ Unmanned Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) business, announced today the appointment of Wayne Prender as vice president of the company’s Ground Control Technologies organization. In this role, Prender will lead a multimillion-dollar business that develops, manufactures, fields and supports interoperable unmanned command ...
May 19 2014
Aerosonde® SUAS Performs Multi-Mission Role for U.S. DoD Customers HUNT VALLEY, Md. — May 19, 2014 — Textron Systems Unmanned Systems, a business of the Textron Systems segment of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT), announced today a new task order under the U.S. Navy Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Services program that is expected to reach full operational capability by...
May 14 2014
HUNT VALLEY, Md. — May 14, 2014 — Textron Systems Unmanned Systems, a business of the Textron Systems segment of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT), through its Light Armaments team, announced today a $5.7 million contract from the Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium and the U.S. Army’s Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center for continued development of lightweight, Cased...
May 14 2014
EW Europe/Edinburgh, UK — May 14, 2014 — Textron Systems Electronic Systems – a business of the Textron Systems segment of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) – and its U.K.-based strategic business ESL Defence Ltd., today introduced the new Phantom Dual Threat Emitter. Part of the company’s family of long-range threat emitters, the Phantom system is designed to provide affordab...
April 7 2014
Improved Reliability Powers Performance in Theater NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -(Marketwired - April 07, 2014) - Navy League Sea-Air-Space Exposition - AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, and Lycoming Engines, a division of Avco Corporation, announced today that Lycoming's new EL-005 multi-fuel engine has surpassed 10,000 deployed flight hours with the Aerosonde ...
April 1 2014
Company poised to be a powerful force in the simulation and training industry.   ORLANDO, Fla. — April 1, 2014 — Textron Simulation & Training Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today launched its new name and brand – TRU Simulation + Training Inc., a new force in the aviation simulation and training market with a full spectrum of innovative offerings and solut...
March 26 2014
AUSTIN, Texas – March 26, 2014 — Overwatch Intelligence Solutions, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (USACAPOC) has selected AXIS Pro ( http://www.overwatch.com/products/multi/axis-pro)® as its software tool of choice for socio-cultural information gathering...
March 5 2014
AUSTIN, Texas – MARCH 5, 2014 – Overwatch Intelligence Solutions, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the release of its iCommand TM 1.0 mission command solution. The new software provides military and intelligence users a cloud-enabled service for command and control (C2), operations-intelligence data convergence and sensor/platfor...
February 7 2014
NEW DELHI — FEBRUARY 6, 2014 — Navratna Defence Public Sector Undertaking Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Textron Systems Corporation, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, as a first step toward providing the Textron Systems MicroObserver® Unattended Ground Sensor (UGS) system to Indian security agencies. The MicroObserver UGS sys...