Overwatch Tactical Operations to Demonstrate its Command and Control (C2) Applications at AUSA Winter

February 24, 2009
Demonstrations Include Integration of Software Tools for Military Applications

Austin, TX - February 24, 2009 - Overwatch Tactical Operations, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), will be exhibiting as a part of Textron Systems booth #807 at the Association of the United States Army's Institute of Land Warfare Winter Symposium and Exposition entitled "Ensuring Persistent Commitment in an Era of Persistent Conflict: Win, Adapt, Prepare." This will take place February 25-27, 2009, at the Broward County Convention Center, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

During this conference, Overwatch Tactical Operations will address issues related to Intelligence and C2 applications. The Overwatch Tactical Operation Viper software, a platform that allows integration of Intelligence and C2 tools, is the core framework that facilitates a collaborative work environment. This suite of integrated software tools enables soldiers to generate relevant intelligence planning, collection, analysis, visualization, mission execution and data management. A software development kit is also available.

Overwatch Tactical Operations will hold detailed demonstrations in a private meeting room at the symposium for industry and government representatives to illustrate the technological advantages of its products. For more information about the company and product demonstrations, contact business development at 512-358-2600 or visit the company web site at http://tactical.overwatch.com.

About Overwatch Tactical Operations
Overwatch Tactical Operations is an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. company, providing a suite of integrated software tools that is dedicated to the analysis, design, development and support of complex intelligence, information and communications systems. As a leader in software C4ISR systems, we use industry standards to provide intelligence products that are light-weight, portable, scalable and interoperable for the warfighter, first responder and counterterrorism analysts. Overwatch Tactical Operations has obtained Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®) Level 5 rating and AS9100, ISO9001-2000 certifications. Overwatch Tactical Operations is committed to the Warfighter.

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 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. (NYSE: TXT) is a $14.2 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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Eric Salander, Vice President, Investor Relations
(401) 457-2288
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Investor Relations (401) 457-2288

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