AAI Services Corporation's Electronic Combat Trainer for U.S. Air Force Exceeds 100,000 Service Hours

March 20, 2008
Hunt Valley, MD - March 20, 2008 - AAI Services Corporation, a subsidiary of AAI Corporation, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that its T-25 Simulator for Electronic Combat Training (SECT) system has exceeded 100,000 training hours in service of the U.S. Air Force. Throughout this milestone number of training hours, the AAI Services team also delivered an overall availability rate of 99.95 percent.

"Our bottom line is making sure the SECT system is fully operational whenever the Air Force needs this vital training for its officers," says AAI Services President Paul Lavin. "Behind our success is the dedication of our field service personnel, who are on site at Randolph Air Force base to work with our customers and maintain the system. This milestone exemplifies the high level of reliability and maintainability built into the system itself."

Located at Randolph Air Force Base in Texas, the SECT system provides comprehensive training for Air Force electronic warfare officers in a safe and state-of-the-art simulated environment. The system creates a variety of realistic weather, terrain and airfield operations scenarios to ensure Air Force personnel are fully prepared for front-line duties.

AAI has a long history of supporting the Air Force's training needs. In the 1970s, AAI built the Simulator for Electronic Warfare Training (SEWT), which was successfully utilized by the Air Force and maintained by AAI Services personnel until the 1990s. The SECT system was also designed by AAI and introduced during the 1990s, and received a comprehensive upgrade by AAI Services in 2006.

About AAI
AAI Corporation designs, produces, and supports aerospace and defense systems through its direct and indirect wholly owned subsidiaries, AAI Services Corporation, Aerosonde Pty Ltd, ESL Defence Limited, and Symtx, Inc. Its high-technology products and services include unmanned aircraft systems, training and simulation systems, automated aerospace test and maintenance equipment, armament systems, aviation ground support equipment, and logistical, engineering, and supply chain services. AAI Corporation is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc. More information is available at www.aaicorp.com.

About Textron Systems
Textron Systems Corporation (Textron Systems) has been providing innovative solutions to the defense, homeland security and aerospace communities for over 50 years. Known for its precision smart weapons, intelligent battlefield systems, surveillance systems, intelligence software solutions, aircraft control components, piston engines, armored vehicles and unmanned aircraft systems, Textron Systems includes AAI, HR Textron, Lycoming Engines, Overwatch Tactical Operations, Overwatch Geospatial Operations, Textron Defense Systems, and Textron Marine & Land Systems. Textron Systems Corporation is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc. More information is available at www.textronsystems.com.

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a $13.2 billion multi-industry company operating in 34 countries with approximately 44,000 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, Textron Systems and Textron Financial Corporation. More information is available at www.textron.com.

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