Overwatch Geospatial Systems Releases RemoteView 3.0.6 Featuring V-TRAC and RVConnect

July 13, 2009

Sterling, VA & Redlands, CA - July 13, 2009 - Overwatch Geospatial Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the release of its RemoteView 3.0.6 software upgrade featuring two new product extensions: RVConnect and V-TRAC. RVConnect links RemoteView with ESRI's ArcMap while V-TRAC offers a full motion video (FMV) exploitation tool. RemoteView now provides geospatial intelligence (GeoINT) analysts with a desktop FMV analysis capability and real-time interoperability with ESRI's leading geographic information system application, ArcGIS.

In working interactively with ESRI's ArcGIS, RemoteView 3.0.6 offers a new level of efficiency for GeoINT analysts. With the coordination of RVConnect, redundant workflow processes are eliminated by viewing shared real-time data in both applications. The automated sharing of layers and symbology improves efficiency by reducing the creation and display time, and it leverages ESRI's geodatabase layers and feature classes for improved output quality in RemoteView.

"Overwatch Geospatial Systems brings greater interoperability to our ArcMap users, giving GeoINT analysts even more capability and efficiency," said William Harp, Defense Marketing Manager. "ESRI is committed to bringing the most robust capabilities to its GIS user base through continued partner application integration."

The evolving growth of FMV in the Department of Defense and Intelligence communities has resulted in an increasing demand for integrated desktop video toolsets and capabilities. The V-TRAC Basic extension within RemoteView 3.0.6 provides the ability to integrate and exploit FMV files and data streams into RemoteView's desktop application, eliminating the need to access expensive, standalone systems for motion imagery exploitation. This new, integrated tool improves mission workflow and allows easy access to mission videos for operations planning.

"We continue to work with GeoINT analysts to identify and meet their evolving needs," said Overwatch Geospatial Systems' Senior Vice President and General Manager Jim Dolan. "By bringing products like RVConnect, V-TRAC and RemoteView 3.0.6 to the end user, and providing interoperability with the world-class systems of ESRI, our clients achieve greater efficiency resulting in quicker operational decision support."

About ESRI
Since 1969, Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI) has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, ESRI software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. ESRI applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. ESRI is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit ESRI at http://www.esri.com.

About Overwatch Geospatial Systems
Overwatch Geospatial Systems is the leading provider of GeoINT solutions and services to the defense and intelligence communities. For more than 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 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 Geospatial Systems, 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 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.

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