Press Releases

November 30 2016
HUNT VALLEY, Md. — NOVEMBER 30, 2016 — Textron Systems Electronic Systems , a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) business, announced today that its Advanced Architecture Phase Amplitude and Time Simulator (A 2 PATS ™ ) has been competitively selected for simulation testing of the F-35 Lightning II electronic warfare (EW) systems. Under a contract with Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Textron S...
November 28 2016
HUNT VALLEY, Md. — NOVEMBER 28, 2016 — Textron Systems Electronic Systems , an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) business, announced today the launch of its newest member of Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE), the Integrated Tester for Aircraft Survivability Systems (ITASS). ITASS is a flight line tester that is capable of providing stimulus to a multitu...
November 28 2016
HUNT VALLEY, Md. — NOVEMBER 28, 2016 — Textron Systems Electronic Systems , an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) business,announced today the release of its newest member in Electronic Warfare Simulation of the Advanced Architecture Phase, Amplitude and Time Simulator (A2PATS™) family, the compact Advanced Architecture Desktop Signal Generator (A2DSG&t...
October 31 2016
New Sensor Provides Real-Time Fire Mapping Capability HUNT VALLEY, Md. — OCTOBER 31, 2016 — Textron Systems Unmanned Systems , a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) business, announced today that the company will now offer the TK-7 Firewatch precision survey sensor on the Aerosonde™ Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS) after its recent successful demonstration in Blackstone, Va. Developed b...
October 19 2016
Vertical Takeoff and Landing Capability Provides Flexibility, Expanded Mission Set BLACKSTONE, Va. – OCTOBER 19, 2016 — Textron Systems Unmanned Systems , a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) business, announced today the completion of its inaugural customer demonstration of the Aerosonde™ HQ. The Aerosonde HQ combines the vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) capabilities of a multi-rotor p...
October 3 2016
New System Will Offer Scalability, Ease of Use and a Reduced Footprint AUSA, WASHINGTON, DC — OCTOBER 3, 2016 — Textron Systems Unmanned Systems , a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) business, announced today the launch of the newest member of its proven family of Ground Control Station (GCS) products, the Synturian™ family of products. Synturian is a family of multi-domain control and col...
August 31 2016
Aerosonde Pt Ltd Now Textron Systems Australia Pty Ltd MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 — Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) business, announced today that it has renamed its Melbourne, Australia-based company, Aerosonde Pty Ltd, to Textron Systems Australia Pty Ltd, reflecting a rebranding of its broader service offering and continued commitment to the Asia-Pacific reg...
August 19 2016
NEW ORLEANS, LA – AUGUST 19, 2016 – Textron Systems Canada Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of the first Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) to the Canadian Army. The Canadian Army is fielding the first vehicles to the 5 th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown and the 2 nd Canadian Division Support Base Valcartier. The TAPV is a 4x4 wheeled ...
July 11 2016
FARNBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW, ENGLAND – JULY 11, 2016 – Textron Systems Weapon and Sensor Systems , a business of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT), and Thales announced today the successful testing of the Fury® lightweight precision guided glide weapon from the Shadow® Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS) against static vehicle targets.

The Fury was tested from a...
June 7 2016
First and Only TUAS to Achieve Milestone HUNT VALLEY, Md. — JUNE 7, 2016 — Textron Systems Unmanned Systems , a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) business, announced today that its Shadow® Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS) has surpassed one million total flight hours, becoming the only unmanned aircraft system of its size to accomplish this significant milestone. More than 85 percent ...
June 1 2016
HUNT VALLEY, Md. — JUNE 1, 2016 — Textron Systems Electronic Systems , a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) business, announced today that it has been competitively selected to provide the New Electronic Warfare Threat Simulator (NEWTS) for the Government of Canada. The NEWTS program is an implementation of Textron Systems’ Advanced Architecture Phase Amplitude and Time Simulator (A 2 PATS...
May 26 2016
Trusted Joint Service and International Solution Adds Decades of Useful Life, New Capabilities HUNT VALLEY, Md. — MAY 26, 2016 — AAI Corporation, doing business as Textron Systems Electronic Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) business, announced today that it has received two separate delivery orders worth $11.5 million on an existing four-year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantit...
May 25 2016
NEW ORLEANS, LA – MAY 25, 2016 – Textron Systems Canada, Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that the Canadian Armed Forces’ Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) will be displayed for the first time since completing a very rigorous Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Durability (RAMD) test program. The vehicle will be on display from May 25-26 ...
May 19 2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — May 19, 2016 — Textron Systems , a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) business, announced today a pledge to donate $25,000 to the American Red Cross in support of the Canadian Wildfire Relief. The relief will provide assistance for those in need due to Alberta’s devastating wildfire, which has caused tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes. This pledge is part...
May 10 2016
Expanded Training and Service Facility Will Continue to Support Aerosonde™ SUAS Operations BLACKSTONE, Va. — MAY 10, 2016 — Textron Systems Unmanned Systems , a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) business, announced today the construction completion and grand opening of the company’s new unmanned aircraft system (UAS) training and maintenance facility, the Unmanned Systems Service &a...
April 28 2016
Technology Expands System’s Mission Set, Flexibility HUNT VALLEY, Md. — APRIL 28, 2016 — Textron Systems Unmanned Systems , a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) business, announced today the successful demonstration of the Aerosonde™ Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS) enabled with Hybrid Quadrotor™ technology – allowing the system to take-off and land vertically to sig...
April 26 2016
HUNT VALLEY, Md. — APRIL 26, 2016 — Textron Systems Electronic Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) business, announced today that it has been awarded an $11 million order for 12 Advanced Radar/Electronic Warfare Test Station (ARTS) Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) systems to support the U.S. Air Force’s B-1B Lancer strategic bomber fleet.Delivery of these systems will replace the l...
April 25 2016
Company Brings More than One Million Flight Hours of UAS Experience Across Numerous Platforms HUNT VALLEY, Md. — APRIL 25, 2016 — Textron Systems Unmanned Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) business, announced today its participation in the Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C UAS). Founded in 2012, the C-UAS is part of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Industry/Universi...
April 25 2016
System Nears One Million Hours While Adding New Mission Capabilities ATLANTA — APRIL 25, 2016 — ARMY AVIATION MISSION SOLUTIONS SUMMIT —Textron Systems Unmanned Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) business, announced today that it has received a $116.5 million award from the U.S. Army for an additional 24 RQ-7B V2 Shadow® Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS) upgrades. Deli...
April 20 2016
5-Year Electronic Warfare Contract for the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division Electronic Combat Simulation and Evaluation Laboratory HUNT VALLEY, Md. — APRIL 20, 2016 — Textron Systems Electronic Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) business, announced today that it has been awarded a five year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract valued at up to $49 million ...
March 21 2016
HUNT VALLEY, Md. — MARCH 14, 2016 — Textron Systems Electronic Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) business, celebrates a continued collaboration with Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Navy on the Electronic Consolidated Automated Support System (eCASS) program. The eCASS program supports the preparedness of critical aircraft systems including weapons, avionics and navigation, which are uti...
February 16 2016
Singapore (February 16, 2016) – Bell Helicopter , Textron AirLand , Textron Aviation Inc. , Textron Systems , and TRU Simulation + Training , all businesses of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT), have announced their plans for the Singapore Airshow , which will be held February 16-21 at the Changi Exhibition Center. The show is Asia’s largest aerospace and defense exhibition. Subject matter expe...
February 1 2016
Contract Represents the First SCTV Sale for Textron Systems Marine and Land Systems NEW ORLEANS, LA – FEBRUARY 1, 2016 – Textron Systems Marine and Land Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) business, announced today a contract with SpetsTechnoExport (STE), a subsidiary of Ukroboronprom (UOP), for the sale of three Survivable Combat Tactical Vehicles (SCTV™). This agreement marks t...