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July 5, 2022
In late May, Textron Systems supported the U.S. Army at the Experimental Demonstration Gateway Exercise 2022 (EDGE 22), a risk mitigation event focused on assessing new tactics and evaluating new technologies and architectures. EDGE 22 is held in advance of the annual Project Convergence event, a sensor-to-shooter experiment focused on testing multi-domain operation capabilities and enhanced sustainment, held later this year.
June 21, 2022
In a commitment to advancing products to keep pace with current and future threats, Textron Systems is collaborating with the Horstman Group to enhance the M5 Robotic Vehicle – Medium (RV-M) – with the HydroCore® suspension product.
June 7, 2022
Newport News, VA — June 7, 2022 — Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC), part of the Textron Systems segment of Textron Inc (NYSE:TXT), announced today that it has been awarded the 2021 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.
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.
May 26, 2022
For several years, the Leadership Slidell Northshore Alumni Association and local Slidell, Louisiana business partners have been sponsoring a program called Hometown Heroes. This program recognizes heroes who honorably served or are currently serving in the United States military.
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 31, 2022
The month of March is known across the world as Women’s History Month. It’s a time to celebrate the accomplishments and strides that women have made to leave their mark on the world. More importantly, it’s a time for us to reflect on how we can continue to #BreaktheBias within our facilities.
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
March 24, 2022
Textron Systems’ Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC) is the next generation of the Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC), providing a modernized means to reach and move personnel and materials across geographically dispersed areas. The SSC is an extremely capable and versatile craft - able to deliver bulk cargo and 130 personnel from United States Navy (USN) well-deck assault ships to challenging shorelines.
March 1, 2022
On February 20 and March 1, employees and their families represented Textron Systems in the Krewe of Dionysus parade in Slidell, Louisiana, by walking, tossing beads and trinkets, and helping us grow our workforce while spreading Mardi Gras cheer and Textron Systems spirit.