Overwatch's(R) AXIS PRO(R) Awarded Certificate of Networthiness by U.S. Army

November 11, 2009

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 11, 2009-- Overwatch, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that AXIS PRO, one of the company’s flagship software products, has been awarded a Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) by the U.S. Army.

The CoN was issued to AXIS PRO based on its compliance with rigorous standards established by the U. S. Army and following in-depth testing against validated guidelines. The certification verifies that AXIS PRO has met the Army's requirements for security, compatibility and sustainability.

“Reaching this standard with the Army is another step in our providing the warfighter with the most advanced and reliable tools and highest level of intelligence information with which to carry out their missions successfully,” said Overwatch Senior Vice President and General Manager Randy Averitte.

AXIS PRO is an integrated software suite of analysis tools. Using AXIS PRO, analysts can find data of interest, organize, and refine results, visualize the results to detect patterns, and share the results in digital format. An analyst can build link diagrams and manage data from multiple data sources. Key AXIS PRO features include data management, geospatial analysis, link analysis, pattern analysis, and text extraction.

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.

AXIS PRO is a registered trademark of Overwatch Systems, Ltd.


Source: Textron

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