AAI Services Wins Contract from Lockheed Martin to Develop F-35 Lightning II Aircraft Systems Maintenance Trainer

April 28, 2008
Hunt Valley, MD - April 28, 2008 - AAI Corporation, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, AAI Services, has received a competitive award from Lockheed Martin to design and develop the aircraft systems maintenance trainer (ASMT) in support of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter.

AAI teamed with The DiSTI Corporation of Orlando, Fla., a global leader in the development of Human Machine Interface software for businesses, governments and the military, to propose a training media solution that combines realistic aircraft simulation with high fidelity 2-D/3-D images in a classroom training environment. The ASMT will provide training for student maintainers on ground operation, maintenance and testing procedures for the F-35 aircraft systems. The work will be performed at AAI Services' Charleston, S.C., Training and Simulation facility and at DiSTI in Orlando, and delivered to the Integrated Training Center at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The ASMT is one element of the F-35 Training System, a family of training devices that is being developed by Lockheed Martin Simulation, Training & Support.

“With the award of the F-35 ASMT Program, AAI is now developing training devices for three of this country's most modern weapon systems. We currently provide C-17 Globemaster III and F-22 Raptor trainers to the U.S. Air Force,” said president of AAI Services Paul Lavin. “AAI has a rich history of supporting its many Department of Defense customers with complete training solutions and services — from sophisticated systems and simulators, to classroom training and interactive electronic technical manuals, to complete service throughout the product life cycle.”

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 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 Geospatial Operations, Overwatch Tactical 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, defense and intelligence, 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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