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July 27, 2022
Purpose-built to meet the U.S. Army’s Future Vertical Lift requirements, the Aerosonde® Mk. 4.8 Hybrid Quad (HQ) is runway independent, bringing enhanced flexibility through Hybrid Quadrotor technology to achieve vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL). Learn more
June 3, 2022
HUNT VALLEY, MD/June 2, 2022 – Textron Systems Corporation, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today that it has been awarded a contract valued up to $18.3 million including all options by the U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to provide continued UAS operations support for the USS Hershel “Woody” Williams, designated ESB-4. The one-year base contract includes two 12-month options and two six-month options, for a total potential performance period of four years. The company was originally selected to support the ESB-4 in 2018.
April 4, 2022
HUNT VALLEY, MD/ April 4, 2022 – Textron Systems Corporation, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the successful first flight and maritime integration of the Aerosonde® Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS) on a U.S. Navy Guided Missile Destroyer (DDG). The integration follows a September 2021 award by the U.S. Navy of a multi-year Aerosonde task order for maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) services aboard two DDGs. The success of this first flight emphasizes the system’s ability to offer a mature, reliable aircraft to support the types of ship-based missions being performed now, all within a small aviation footprint in a higher sea state environment. Built with maritime missions in mind, the Aerosonde platform offers multi-mission capability and, with over 550,000 flight hours, proven reliability and performance. Integrated into the ship’s combat systems, the Aerosonde is equipped to deliver day/night full-motion video, wide area
March 25, 2022
Aerosonde® UAS and RS2-H1 Vehicles Establish Multi-Domain Capability in GPS-Denied Environment HUNT VALLEY, MD/March 25, 2022 – Textron Systems Corporation, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today its participation in the U.S. Army Futures Command Cyber Quest 2022 at Ft. Gordon, GA from March 14-18, where the company’s unmanned air and ground systems demonstrated cross-domain interoperability. During the event, Textron Systems’ Aerosonde® Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) demonstrated its ability to detect electronic targets using onboard payloads and cameras and then pass cues to our RS2-H1 robotic land vehicle without reliance on GPS. This interoperability further supports the Army’s emerging technology requirements for modular multi-domain operations. “This unique teaming of autonomous air and land vehicles highlights Textron Systems’ ability to support a variety of teaming scenarios in the multi-domain battlespace,” says Wayne Prender, Senior Vice President of Air
December 16, 2020
2020 was a year full of successes for Textron Systems. Check back in with us over the next few weeks as we highlight wins from across our family of brands to celebrate the hard work and dedication our teammates demonstrated to achieve such a successful year.
July 5, 2019
South Carolina-based Barzan Aeronautical, LLC, a subsidiary of Barzan Holdings, signed a contract to purchase an Aerosonde Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS) from Textron Systems as part of a teaming agreement to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance services to international customers.
June 18, 2019
Check out our fast facts below to learn more about Textron Systems’ Aerosonde HQ platform.
June 13, 2019
Learn about what makes the Aerosonde HQ an advantageous platform here.
May 2, 2019
The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), the industry leader in remote pilot safety education, training, and certification, will collaborate with Textron Systems, a business of Textron, Inc. (NYSE:TXT), to implement Aerosonde® Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS) operator training into university curriculums, helping prospective unmanned systems operators with certification.
April 10, 2019
Lt. Jackson Lee and Lt. Matthew Eden of the Australian Regular Army recently spent six weeks at Textron Systems’ Hunt Valley, Md. and Blackstone, Va. facilities, where they gained unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and engineering experience.