U.S. Army Chooses AAI's PDCue(R) Gunshot Detection Systems for Integration and Fielding with Weapons Stations

December 01, 2008

Hunt Valley, MD - December 1, 2008 - AAI Corporation, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has been awarded a 12-month contract valued at approximately $3 million by the U.S. Army's Project Manager Soldier Weapons organization for 50 Projectile Detection and Cueing (PDCue(R)) gunshot detection systems.

Under the terms of the contract, PDCue will be integrated on an up-armored M1151 vehicle with the Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station, or CROWS II. The PDCue four-corner system incorporates modular design and open architecture to ensure seamless, plug-and-play integration of the system with weapon stations such as CROWS II. The integrated systems are expected to be fielded with the U.S. Army overseas for operational evaluation.

The award calls for all 50 of the PDCue systems in the "four-corner" configuration, in which sensor clusters positioned at the four corners of a vehicle provide low-profile, 360-degree situational awareness. PDCue systems can instantly locate and track the source of single-shot, multiple-shot, and burst-fire events in any environment. The four-corner systems each will include sensors, the user display, and navigation units. AAI will provide technical support as part of the contract.

"PDCue is the only gunshot detection system being fielded in this configuration," explains AAI Vice President of Business Development and Advanced Systems David Phillips. "Together, the integrated PDCue and CROWS II system will provide warfighters comprehensive, powerful situational awareness combined with the capability for fast and lethal response."

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 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 $12.6 billion multi-industry company operating in 28 countries with approximately 42,000 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, Textron Systems and Textron Financial Corporation. More information is available at www.textron.com.

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