Textron Systems Completes International Sale of Sensor Fuzed Weapon to Turkey

November 01, 2006

Wilmington, MA - November 1, 2006 - Textron Systems announced today that it has received a contract from the United States Air Force for a Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of the Sensor Fuzed Weapon (SFW) to the Turkish Air Force (TuAF). Also known as CBU-105, SFW will equip the TuAF F-16 with a smart weapon that can effectively destroy multiple moving or stationary land and maritime threats with minimal collateral damage while leaving no hazardous unexploded ordinance on the battlefield.

Tom Harrington, vice president, airborne products, Textron Systems, said, "We are seeing strong international interest in this very versatile weapon since its impressive debut in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Working together with the US Air Force, Textron Systems is quite pleased to provide the Turkish Air Force with this powerful and proven weapon system."

About the Sensor Fuzed Weapon

Known as CBU-97 and CBU-105, Textron Systems' Sensor Fuzed Weapon is the first and only combat-proven smart area weapon of its kind in U.S. Air Force inventory designed to accurately detect and defeat multiple stationary or moving land & maritime threat targets with minimal collateral damage. SFW's demonstrated lethality against armor makes CBU-105 an important force-multiplying capability for the warfighter. Its 40 smart Skeet warheads have both a hard and soft target capability and are equipped with two self-destruct modes and a self-neutralization feature to leave no hazardous unexploded ordnance on the ground, resulting in a clean battlefield.

About Textron Systems

Textron Systems Corporation ("Textron Systems") provides innovative technology solutions to meet the needs of the global aerospace and defense industries. The company supports military and homeland security missions with strike weapons, as well as mobility and surveillance systems, and provides commercial and general aviation with engines and actuation systems. The Textron Systems name is well known in the areas of advanced weapons, surveillance systems, aircraft control components, piston engines, specialty marine craft and armored vehicles. Textron Systems is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Avco Corporation. Avco Corporation is wholly-owned subsidiary of Textron Inc. More information is available at www.textronsystems.com.

About Textron

Textron Inc. is a $10 billion multi-industry company operating in 33 countries with approximately 37,000 employees. The company leverages its global network of aircraft, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO and Greenlee, among others. More information is available at www.textron.com.

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Eric Salander, Vice President, Investor Relations
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