Overwatch Geospatial Systems Upgrades Urban Analyst

January 20, 2009

Latest 3D Geospatial Analysis Software For ArcGIS Framework Now Available

Sterling, VA - January 20, 2009 - Overwatch Geospatial Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the release of Urban Analyst, version 4.3, the latest advancement in 3D geospatial analysis software operating within ESRI's market-leading ArcGIS framework.

Urban Analyst 4.3 provides a host of innovative features and capabilities supporting 3D analysis in an affordable package. The new release facilitates improved analyst workflow and efficiency through a multi-user collaboration capability, new multi-media applications, and improved data format support. These features provide significant advancements for Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security analysts, or any analyst concerned with civilian security, planning and mitigation.

"Overwatch Geospatial Systems has always been a leader in geospatial technology with a focus on workflow efficiency and mission support at a cost effective price point," said Overwatch Geospatial Systems Senior Vice President and General Manager Jim Dolan. "Our new version of Urban Analyst provides greater 3D mission support and situational awareness by responding to the increasing adoption of 3D analysis in the GEOINT field."

Urban Analyst provides the ability to visualize and evaluate mission environments as they truly exist, in three dimensions. This allows analysts to provide greater visualization and situational awareness in DoD and civilian operations, such as vulnerabilities, line-of-sight capabilities, distances between assets, building heights, corridors between way points, and terrain evaluations. The 3D content of the system can then be published to enterprise databases or a variety of media such as maps, reports, models, images and video.

Urban Analyst is used in military and civilian security applications as well as planning and mitigation applications. It is one of a number of industry-leading geospatial systems developed and supported by Overwatch Geospatial Systems.

About Overwatch Geospatial Systems
Overwatch Geospatial is the leading provider of geospatial intelligence (GeoINT) solutions and services to the defense 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 http://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 $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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