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March 7, 2023
Advances Integration of UAS into National Airspace System BLACKSTONE, Va., March 7, 2023 – Textron Systems Corporation, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today it has been issued a special airworthiness certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct civil unmanned aircraft operations at its Unmanned Systems Service and Support Center located in Blackstone, Virginia, adjacent to the Allen C. Perkinson Blackstone Army Airfield (KBKT). The company received the special airworthiness certificate in the experimental category, abbreviated SAC-EC. The rarely granted authority allows Textron Systems to operate its Aerosonde® MK 4.7G unmanned aircraft system (UAS) within the National Airspace System (NAS) as part of initial and recurring proficiency training missions and research and development (R&D) operations. The SAC-EC represents increased flexibility and convenience for the company’s customers, as well as cost savings that result from the
March 2, 2023
HUNT VALLEY, MD/March 2, 2023 – Textron Systems Corporation, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced that it has been notified of a successful down select in the competition for the U.S. Army’s Future Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (FTUAS) Increment-2 Program. The company is offering its Aerosonde® Hybrid Quad (HQ) in support of the FTUAS program. Built to support the key requirements of the Army’s Brigade Combat Teams (BCTs), the agile Aerosonde HQ platform offers multi-mission capability with proven reliability built upon a system with over 600,000 flight hours of performance. The size, weight and power profile of the system offers the mission performance of larger airframes with a rigorously streamlined footprint, two-person transport and a short setup time for superior tactical advantage. The aircraft is equipped to deliver day/night full-motion video, wide area surveillance, communications relay, signals intelligence and more. “We look forward to demonstrating why we
March 2, 2023
We Are Textron Systems and we couldn’t continue Pushing Past Possible without our employees. This Employee Appreciation Day, we’ve asked our Executive Leadership Team to tell us what the day means to them.
March 1, 2023
Newport News, VA — March 1, 2023 — Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC), part of the Textron Systems segment of Textron Inc (NYSE:TXT), announced today that it has been awarded the 2022 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) William “Bill” O’Brien Diamond Award of Excellence. The award recognizes exemplary dedication to the advancement of
aviation safety and a commitment to continuous training within the company. “This award is a testament to our culture of professionalism and the caliber of ATAC’s maintenance team,” said Scott Stacy, Senior Vice President and General Manager “It’s a tremendous privilege to lead ATAC, a company recognized for the excellence of its aviation maintenance technicians and leaders.” The award marks the tenth consecutive year that ATAC has been a recipient of the FAA’s William “Bill” O’Brien Diamond Award of Excellence. Fostering a culture of continual learning and technical excellence is second nature to ATAC’s seasoned corps of maintenance
February 27, 2023
Textron Systems has launched a new e-commerce website, allowing customers to purchase our industry-leading geospatial analysis software.
February 21, 2023
Brings Increased Capabilities and Organic Aviation Support HUNT VALLEY, Md., Feb. 21, 2023 – Textron Systems Corporation, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the U.S. Army exercised an option valued at up to $76.1 million to provide continued contractor logistics support; field service; maintenance including hardware, spares and repairs; and engineering support for existing Shadow® Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (TUAS). Also scheduled are upgrades of Shadow systems to the significantly improved Block III configuration. The work, to be completed at Textron Systems’ Hunt Valley facility, is scheduled to begin immediately and cover continued support through 2023. The award is for option year two in a five-year contract awarded December 31, 2020, to modernize the current Shadow RQ-7B Block I and II and lead product support and sustainment activities for the fleet. The Shadow Block III system gives soldiers and commanders increased situational awareness, improved
February 20, 2023
Digital Engineering: It’s transforming the way aerospace and defense companies do work. It’s the era of connected data, integrated tools and augmented reality, and Christine McMonagle, Director of Engineering Business Systems at Textron Systems, has been looking to the future, working to integrate changes to our processes and procedures to revolutionize the way we do business.
February 1, 2023
HUNT VALLEY, MD, Feb. 1, 2023 – Textron Systems Corporation, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today that the Aerosonde® Unmanned Aircraft System aboard the USS Miguel Keith, designated ESB 5, took its first operational flight. The inaugural mission follows an October 2022 contract award by the U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to provide unmanned aviation support aboard the ship for up to five years. The ESB 5 supports a broad range of military and aviation operations as part of the Forward Deployed Naval Force. Textron Systems is tasked to deploy its Aerosonde UAS to provide extended range intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) services with enhanced mission payloads aboard the ESB 5. The company’s Field Service Representatives (FSR) will work alongside the sailors onboard to provide support for a variety of maritime missions. “Having an unmanned aircraft system operational aboard the ship acting as a remote sensor contributes to overall maritime
January 10, 2023
Over the course of the past four years, our Aerosonde® UAS has expanded the realm of the possible for maritime mission support, providing the U.S. Navy and our allies with premier technologies and capability sets.
December 8, 2022
HUNT VALLEY, MD/08 Dec 2022 – Textron Systems Corporation, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the delivery of Cottonmouth, a vehicle purpose-built for the U.S. Marine Corps’ Advanced Reconnaissance Vehicle (ARV) program. The hand-off of the prototype vehicle occurred 01 Dec 2022 at the Nevada Automotive Test Center (NATC) in Silver Springs, NV. Created to serve as a Naval Sensor Node supporting expeditionary operations, the Cottonmouth vehicle provides lightweight multi-modal capability for the Marines, consistent with the service’s Force Design 2030 vision. A multi-domain command and control suite integrated into the vehicle as part of the C4UAS Mission Role Variant allows it to coordinate data and serve as the quarterback, or battlefield manager, for the modern battlefield. The amphibious 6x6 platform is equipped for sustained reconnaissance with organic unmanned systems capabilities and multi-spectrum sensors which provide seamless communication between the U.S.