Overwatch Geospatial Receives National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Certification for Advances in Precision Targeting

September 30, 2008

Sterling, VA — September 29, 2008 — Overwatch Geospatial Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE TXT) company, today announced that the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has certified its RemoteView 2.8.1 solution for precision positioning using Common Geo-positioning Services (CGS). The certification, which provides the largest base of GeoINT analysts access to CGS precision targeting through their current RemoteView applications, marks a milestone in Overwatch Geospatial Systems’ continuing history of innovation and client responsiveness as the market leader in Geospatial Intelligence (GeoINT) solutions and services.

CGS was designed to provide users of all image exploitation systems with a common tool for precise geo-positioning. Overwatch’s CGS certification provides GeoINT analysts and targeteers?, at every level of the Department of Defense and across intelligence agencies, a validated and consistent tool for producing the most accurate geo-coordinates possible for precision targeting. The certification paves the way for thousands of RemoteView users to integrate CGS with their current RemoteView Pro 2.8.1 solutions for targeting via the NGA’s Image Exploitation Capability. Overwatch is also in the final stages of CGS certification for its ELT5500 solution, which will provide thousands of additional GeoINT analysts with CGS capability.

“As the market leader in image and video exploitation solutions, having CGS available to all RemoteView users provides a great step toward achieving Textron Systems’ broader vision to integrate its sensors with our geospatial solutions,” said Kirk Brown, Overwatch Geospatial’s General Manager. “CGS certification enables our clients to narrow the gap between sensor capture and mission engagement by optimizing workflow, increasing accuracy and accelerating time-to-decision for mission-critical operations.”

The CGS software is provided by the U.S. Government and is easily installed on any workstation running RemoteView Pro 2.8.1 for Windows. Use of CGS is easily learned with minimal training for users familiar with RemoteView. Overwatch Geospatial will continue to expand its validated targeting solutions, continuing with the validation of RemoteView 3.0 and ELT5500 integrated with CGS Version 2.1 later this year.

About Overwatch Geospatial Systems
Overwatch Geospatial is the leading provider of geospatial intelligence (GeoINT) solutions and services to the DoD and intelligence communities. For over 20 years, our modular and intuitive software solutions have combined technology innovation with client-focus to help GeoINT analysts optimize workflow management, increase accuracy and accelerate time-to-decision for mission-focused applications. Our solutions facilitate seamless integration between image and video exploitation and mission-critical decision support. Overwatch Geospatial Systems is an operating unit of Textron Systems. More information is available at www.overwatch.textron.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 Tactical Operations, Overwatch Geospatial Systems, 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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