Overwatch Engaged Existing and Future Customers at the C4ISR Acceleration 2007 Joint Symposium

October 05, 2007

AUSTIN, Texas, October 5, 2007 -- Overwatch, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron company (NYSE: TXT), returned from a successful appearance at the C4ISR Acceleration trade show held September 17-20, 2007 at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, N.J. The show is a joint symposium with Ft. Monmouth, N.J.'s local chapters of the Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA), Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), Association of Old Crows (AOC) and Association of the United States Army (AUSA) and was an opportunity to showcase Overwatch's capabilities to the military.

From Booth #718, Overwatch demonstrated the Viper framework, the Overwatch Intelligence Center family of intelligence tools and AXIS Pro, emphasizing its applicability to Army units from the company to corps levels. This symposium gave Overwatch the opportunity to expand its relationships with existing industry partners and forge new ones with up and coming businesses beginning a dialogue on new ideas for how to improve the success of the warfighters. The symposium also allowed Overwatch to help set the direction for the C4I defense industry through its innovative architectural design and approach to meeting current and future challenges.

Viper Collaborative and Solution Frameworks (Viper) seamlessly integrates diverse applications, services and data sources into a unified collaborative system. Viper enables a collaborative work environment, allowing analysts to work together from multiple workstations. The platform creates an integrated suite of analysis tools, allowing operational ease of use with minimized training. Viper features include: supporting asynchronous data access to multiple, local and remote data sources (federated search); supporting collaborative visual and geospatial analysis; several basic components for building multi-INT applications (e.g. 2D Map); ability to extend, augment and reconfigure without rebuilding the system or modifying existing system components; runs on diverse hardware platforms (laptops to servers); and easily integrates with local and remote enterprise services.

Overwatch Intelligence Center (OIC) contains reusable components related to Military and Homeland Security intelligence planning, collection, analysis, visualization and data management. The specific intelligence domains address by the product line include Signal Intelligence (SIGINT), Human Intelligence (HUMINT), Imagery Intelligence (IMINT), Measurement and Signature Intelligence (MASINT) and data fusion (e.g. data correlation, aggregation and threat estimation). OIC supports multiple programs and products and offers key customer benefits that include: delivering systems quickly in a matter of months (rather than years in the traditional approach); pedigree for security accreditation, testing and training; providing shared cost environment for all customers through software component use and corporate expertise in customizing systems to meet unique customer requirements.

Analysis and eXploration of Information Sources Professional (AXIS Pro) is a new breed of visualization tool that is dynamically driven database information for visual display. AXIS Pro features include: data visualization -- both geospatial and graphically; enhanced data management and validation; geospatial, link, temporal and pattern analysis tools; integrated data import and export tools; net centric alarms and alerts and integrated web services; interoperability with existing systems; CD installable; customizable plug-ins for total system integration and interactive multi-media instruction.

For more information about Overwatch INTEL solutions and product demonstrations, contact business development at 512-358-2640, eMail info@overwatch.com, or visit the company web site at www.overwatch.com.

About Overwatch

Overwatch Systems Limited ("Overwatch"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Textron, Inc. and an operating unit of Textron Systems, provides a suite of integrated software tools that is dedicated to the analysis, design, development, and support of complex intelligence, information, and communications systems. A leader in software C4ISR systems that use industry standards to provide intelligence products that are lightweight, portable, scalable, and interoperable for the warfighter, first responder and counter terrorism analysts. Overwatch has obtained CMMI® Level 5 rating and AS9100, ISO9001-2000 certifications. Overwatch Tactical Operations is committed to the Warfighter! To schedule a demo, eMail info@overwatch.com. More information is available at www.overwatch.com.

About Textron Systems

Textron Systems Corporation ("Textron Systems") provides innovative technology solutions to meet the needs of the defense, homeland security and aerospace communities. The company is known for its precision smart weapons, surveillance systems, complex intelligence and communications systems, aircraft control systems, piston engines, specialty marine craft and armored vehicles. Textron Systems is a whollyowned 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 an $11 billion multi-industry company operating in 32 countries with approximately 40,000 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, Greenlee, Textron Systems and Textron Financial Corporation. More information is available at www.textron.com.

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