AAI Wins Air Force Contract for Its Joint Service Electronic Combat Systems Tester

May 22, 2008
Total Potential Contract Value Over Five Years is $67.5 Million

Hunt Valley, MD - May 22, 2008 - AAI Corporation, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced its win of a contract for production of the Joint Service Electronic Combat Systems Tester (JSECST) from the U.S. Air Force at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia. This award includes an initial order for 25 systems valued at $7.1 million. During the contract's base year and four option years, its total potential value is $67.5 million.

JSECST is designed to quickly and accurately test electronic warfare and avionics systems for mission-readiness. The system has been selected for use with several aircraft platforms including the A-10, F-15, F-16, FA-18, E-2, E-6, CV-22, MH-47, and MH-60, as well as the ALQ-131 and ALQ-184 Self Protection Jammer Pods. In fact, the JSECST system is utilized by every branch of the U.S. military and has been designated as the standard flight-line electronic warfare test system of the U.S. Department of Defense.

"Our JSECST program, which has completed 356 system deliveries since 2003, continues to maintain a high level of customer satisfaction. This is reflected in the newest order for 25 additional units," explains AAI's vice president of Test Systems, Ed Buffington. "The operational utility offered by AAI's JSECST system is recognized not only by the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, but also by our allies in Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Switzerland and other nations that utilize the systems for flight line and laboratory applications."

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. 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.

Forward-looking Information: Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements and speak only as of the date on which they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the statements, including but not limited to the following: (a) changes in worldwide economic and political conditions that impact demand for our products, interest rates and foreign exchange rates; (b) the interruption of production at Textron facilities or at Textron's customers or suppliers; (c) changing priorities or reductions in the U.S. Government defense budget, including those related to Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and the Global War on Terrorism; (d) our ability to perform as anticipated and to control costs under contracts with the U.S. Government; (e) the U.S. Government's ability to unilaterally modify or terminate its contracts with us for the U.S. Government's convenience or for our failure to perform, to change applicable procurement and accounting policies, and, under certain circumstances, to suspend or debar us as a contractor eligible to receive future contract awards; (f) changes in delivery schedules or cancellation of orders; and (g) legislative or regulatory actions impacting defense operations.

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