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August 23, 2022
Textron Systems is made up of creators, innovators and doers, always Pushing Past Possible to ensure the mission success of our customers, which is why centers of innovation, such as RATWORX™, exist. Housed in our facility in New Orleans, Louisiana, RATWORX is where great ideas are born. Our team works to develop models and new technologies that will support future advanced marine vehicle capability. Hull-form prototypes, skirt-system design and scaled-model performance testing are just a few examples of what the team has been able to dive deep into and explore.
August 23, 2022
With the Cottonmouth™ Advanced Reconnaissance Vehicle (ARV), the United States Marine Corps is poised to meet requirements for their Force Design 2030. Textron Systems is excited to announce that they have completed the prototype vehicle build of the Cottonmouth ARV as a part of their Ground Vehicle System Other Transaction Authority via the National Advanced Mobility Consortium. The team started build following extensive testing with the Alpha prototype vehicle over the last year and completion of the Critical Design Review in April of this year. The prototype vehicle build was completed in four months – an impressive feat considering the supply chain issues impacting the entire defense industry. Since the Cottonmouth ARV’s debut last year and Textron Systems’ selection by the United States Marine Corps (USMC) as one of two companies to deliver a prototype vehicle for the ARV, the team has been hard at work to deliver the vehicle in December 2022.
August 18, 2022
Introducing Zach Bupp! Zach has been an integral team member at Textron Systems for the past 15 years. Although he started as a Systems Engineer within the UAS Ground Control Technologies division, Zach’s role has since grown, and he is currently our Land Systems Program Director for Louisiana.
August 18, 2022
With over three decades of experience developing, creating and maintaining unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), we’ve remained committed to advancing the capabilities that UAS provide to soldiers within the battlespace. Shadow® Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS) is battle-proven with over 1.3 million flight hours, built to support the U.S. Army Combat Aviation Brigades (CAB), and special forces.
August 11, 2022
Textron Systems has a rich history that contributed to the business of today. Our decades of innovation and collaboration combined with our strategic vision to grow have positioned us to embrace the unique capabilities that come with being a mid-sized player in the defense, government and aerospace industry.
August 10, 2022
Newport News, VA – August 10, 2022 — Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC), part of the Textron Systems segment of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT), announced today that it has been awarded a five-year indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract by the U.S. Navy to provide chase flight services for the F-35 program.
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.