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August 3, 2022
WILMINGTON, MA/August 3, 2022 – Textron Systems Corporation, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it received a five-year contract from the U.S. Army Contracting Command – New Jersey which was executed in support of the U.S. Army Project Manager Close Combat Systems. The contract is valued up to $353,980,000 to produce the XM204 Top Attack Munition, an anti-vehicle terrain shaping system, and associated trainers. The XM204 precision anti-vehicle capability supports modernization of the Army’s terrain shaping and counter-mobility capabilities.
The five-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) production contract was awarded in response to a U.S. Army Europe Operational Needs Statement and follows a 2019 development and qualification contract also awarded to Textron Systems. In addition, the first delivery order has been awarded under this IDIQ contract, which would see delivery in fiscal year 2023 of XM204 Munitions and XM98 Emplacement
July 28, 2022
National Intern Day is a day dedicated to the future leaders of our workforce – our interns. On this year’s National Intern Day, we recognize and thank our current interns for the contributions they make to our organization.
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
July 25, 2022
Textron Systems and Boston Materials Engage on Hypersonics The next generation of hypersonic platforms and re-entry vehicles require advanced but affordable high-temperature materials for thermal protection. Development and industrialization of advanced, high-temperature composites has long been a hallmark for Textron Systems, whose high-performance composite thermal protection systems have been used on applications from the Apollo Missions program to Minuteman III to NASA deep-space probes.
July 21, 2022
On July 19, Textron Systems’ Electronic Systems team held an A2PATS® user group meeting at their Hunt Valley, Maryland, offices. This annual event had been put on hold for the past two years, and the team was happy to hold the meeting once again in person and gather with users from across the world. “We’re pleased to welcome back our customers and to bring in our new customers. We love being able to interact with them and are proud of what we were able to accomplish during the conference,” said Mike Paturzo, Vice President of Global Sales and Strategy for Electronic Systems. “The biggest benefit is that we’re able to have that face time with our customers to talk through what they’re using the system for and the challenges we can help solve.”
July 21, 2022
With innovation in mind, Textron Systems Corporation and Ansys are working together in a way that leverages Textron Systems’ longstanding experience in thermal protection systems materials technology and simulation. The collaboration allows for modeling of complex analyses of hypersonic applications and the varied vehicle behaviors that occur under different design conditions.
July 20, 2022
Textron Systems' Ship to Shore Connectors, LCAC 103 and 104, have received a Lift of Opportunity (LOO) aboard the US Navy's newest LPD, USS Fort Lauderdale, to their homeport in Little Creek, Virginia. The craft will remain aboard the LPD until after its commissioning and will eventually be delivered to Assault Craft Unit 4 in Little Creek, Virginia, LCAC 103 and 104 will undergo final post-delivery tests before introduction into the fleet in support of the Navy and Marine Corps' maritime missions. The 100-class LCAC provides essential agility, delivering equipment, supplies, and vehicles from ships to the beach in support of a wide range of mission sets from amphibious assault to humanitarian efforts. Textron Systems is proud to support the US Navy with our Ship to Shore Connectors. To learn more about this transport, click here.
July 19, 2022
Earlier this year, Textron Systems’ Veterans Network Employee Resource Group hosted a raffle at our facilities in Slidell, Louisiana. By purchasing a ticket, employees could enter for a chance to be randomly selected to highlight a military hero through the local Hometown Heroes Banner Program. Five heroes were selected.
July 14, 2022
Backed by Textron Systems’ strong manufacturing history, Team Lynx is poised to deliver an elite, advanced Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) to the U.S. Army that provides overmatch today and tomorrow.
July 7, 2022
Meet Ruben Hernandez! He is one of the production supervisors for Land Systems in Slidell, Louisiana. For 11 and a half years, Ruben has worked on a great deal of our products, most notably, the Ripsaw® M5 robotic vehicle, the Cottonmouth™ amphibious vehicle and the reset and spares programs for all our Commando® vehicles. Ruben is from Covington, Louisiana, and is currently working on the Cottonmouth prototype build that will be sent to our customer for test and evaluation this year.