Textron Systems' Sensor Fuzed Weapon Proven Effective in Cold Target Test

September 14, 2006

Wilmington, MA - September 14, 2006 - Textron Systems Corporation, a Textron (NYSE:TXT) Inc. company, announced today that its Sensor Fuzed Weapon (SFW) was successfully demonstrated against a wide variety of non-operating (unheated) stationary targets in tests conducted at the C52 test range at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. SFW engaged and defeated an air defense site and parked aircraft, as well as lightly to heavily armored vehicles all with a single weapon.

The test findings concluded that all 40 Skeet warheads dispensed by the submunition either exploded during target engagement or self-destructed, in accordance with the weapon's design. According to Tom Harrington, Textron Systems, vice president, airborne products, "The power and versatility of this weapon has been proven time and again. This test illustrates clearly how the SFW can achieve a high level of effects in a single pass – in one mission – against multiple and varied targets, and still leave behind a clean battlefield.

According to reports by the Systems Program Office (SPO), the SFW's test performance "exceeded expectations". They further indicated that the weapon functioned properly and achieved hits against a wide array of cold (non-operating) targets in a single mission.

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 precision engagement and dominant maneuver with strike weapons, and mobility and surveillance systems. The Textron name is well known in the areas of advanced weapons, surveillance systems, aircraft control components, 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.systems.textron.com.

About Textron

Textron Inc. is a $10 billion multi-industry company operating in 33 countries with approximately 37,000. 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
(401) 457-2288
Cameron Vollmuth, Manager,
Investor Relations (401) 457-2288

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