Textron Defense Systems and UAE Armed Forces Sign Sensor Fuzed Weapon Contract

November 13, 2007
Wilmington, MA - November 13, 2007 - Textron Defense Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems Corporation, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced that it has received a contract from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces for the delivery of the Sensor Fuzed Weapon (SFW). Also know as CBU-105, SFW is an air-delivered smart weapon that can effectively destroy multiple moving or stationary land and maritime threats with minimal collateral damage while leaving no hazardous unexploded ordnance on the battlefield.

Tom Harrington, vice president Airborne Products, Textron Defense Systems, said, “The United Arab Emirates has been a steadfast partner with the United States throughout its history and particularly in the war on terror. I am very pleased and quite proud that we have been selected to provide an important ally with a new and powerful combat capability.”

Under the contract Textron Defense Systems will supply the UAE Air Force with weapons, documentation, training and in-country support. The contract calls for the delivery of weapon systems starting in 2008 with an option for additional weapons.

According to Avo Boyamian, Textron Defense Systems' director of Business Development, Middle East Region, “By adding the Sensor Fuzed Weapon to its inventory, the UAE Air Force is confident that the new capability will serve as a powerful deterrent that will aid in its effort to bring peace and stability to a volatile region.”

About the Sensor Fuzed Weapon
Known as CBU-97 and CBU-105, Textron Defense 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 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 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 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 Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Fluid & Power, Textron Systems and Textron Financial Corporation. More information is available at www.textron.com.

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