NGA Certifies RemoteView 3.0 For Precision Positioning

August 17, 2009
Sterling, VA - August 17, 2009 - Overwatch®, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has certified its RemoteView 3.0 solution for precision positioning using Common Geo-positioning Services (CGS) Version 2.1. The certification, which provides the largest base of GeoINT analysts access to CGS precision targeting through their current RemoteView applications, represents a continuation in Overwatch’s CGS validation program which began with the certification of RemoteView 2.8.1 with CGS Version 2.0 earlier this year.

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 U.S. 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 3.0.3 and later versions of the 3.0 product for targeting via the NGA’s Image Exploitation Capability (IEC).

The CGS software is provided by the U.S. Government and is easily installed on any workstation running RemoteView Pro 3.0.N for the Windows® operating system. Use of CGS is also easily learned with minimal training for users familiar with RemoteView. Overwatch will continue to expand its validated targeting solutions, continuing with the validation of RemoteView and ELT5500 integrated with CGS Version 2.3 later this year.

About Overwatch
Overwatch, an operating unit of Textron Systems, is the leading provider of integrated intelligence software solutions and services as well as robust satellite communications systems for today’s U.S. and international defense and intelligence communities. For the past 20 years, Overwatch’s intelligence solutions have supported decision makers, counter-terrorism analysts, warfighters and first responders by providing proven tools that simplify the integration, analysis and exploitation of intelligence in order to present a complete operational picture and accelerate the time-to-decision. More information is available at www.overwatch.com.

About Textron Systems
Textron Systems Corporation has been providing innovative solutions to the defense, homeland security and aerospace communities for more than 50 years. Known for its unmanned aircraft systems, advanced marine craft, armored vehicles, intelligent battlefield and surveillance systems, intelligence software solutions, precision smart weapons, piston engines, test and training systems, and total life cycle sustainment services, Textron Systems includes AAI Corporation, Lycoming Engines, Overwatch, 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 multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, 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, and Textron Systems. More information is available at www.textron.com.

Overwatch® is a registered trademark of Overwatch Systems of Virginia, Inc.
Windows® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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