Cong. Meehan, Sec. Kimball, Leading Tech Companies Headline

February 02, 2006

FCS Facts:

  • 38 leading NE technology companies
  • $6.9 billion in high-tech work for NE
  • The U.S. Army's largest and most significant modernization program boosts Massachusetts' and New England's economy

What: The "best of industry" team that is equipping American soldiers for 21st century combat and peacekeeping missions offers exclusive briefings and round-table discussions of the U.S. Army's premier modernization initiative, the Future Combat System (FCS). Defense, industry and political leaders will provide details on this key modernization program and its vital military and economic impact.


There will be highly visual and interactive demonstrations of some of the latest military technologies now deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, including iRobot's life-saving PackBot robot and the body armor for the Future Force Warrior.

When: Monday, February 6 at 10:30 a.m. (refreshments served)

Where: Textron Systems, 201 Lowell Street, Wilmington, MA 01887

Rep. Martin T. Meehan (D-MA) - House Armed Services Committee
Ranch Kimball - Mass. Secretary for Economic Development
Richard Millman - President, Textron Systems
Jim Regan - President & CEO, Dynamics Research Corp.
Helen Greiner - Chairman, iRobot Corporation
Lt. Gen. Dan Zanini (USA, Ret.) - FCS Deputy Program Manager, SAIC Senior VP
Capt. Dutch DeGay (USA, Ret.) - Equipment Specialist, Natick Soldier Systems Ctr.

Why: FCS is one of the Defense Department's largest and most significant transformation programs, with an estimated value of more than $120 billion when fully procured. This 30-year modernization effort has made - and will continue to make - an enormous impact on our military and our economy.  Learn why FCS is vital to our troops and highly beneficial to Massachusetts and New England.

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Eric Salander, Vice President, Investor Relations
(401) 457-2288
Cameron Vollmuth, Manager,
Investor Relations (401) 457-2288

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