Symtx to Provide U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Engine Test Instrumentation Systems

September 15, 2009

Hunt Valley, MD - September 15, 2009 - AAI Corporation, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that its Austin, Texas-based strategic business, Symtx Inc., has been selected by prime contractor EADS North America Test and Services, a division of EADS North America, to jointly deliver new Shaft Engine Test Instrumentation (SETI) systems for U.S. Navy and Marine Corps helicopter engines. The approximately $11.5 million contract calls for two pilot units, 19 production units and options to be delivered through April 2013.

Under this award, test solution and service provider Symtx is responsible for activities including assembly, integration, test and delivery of the 21 SETI systems.

“Symtx has a history of success delivering robust test systems for its military customers,” says Vice President and General Manager Mark Jurovich of Symtx. “The company produces Jet Engine Test Instrument, or JETI, systems for the U.S. Navy that are being used to support auxiliary power units and engines including the F414, F404, F110, F405, F402 and J52.”

The new SETI systems incorporate cutting-edge technologies for data capture, enhanced transfer and test efficiency, and lower fuel consumption during engine testing.

“Symtx delivers a broad range of capabilities to meet customer needs including custom-designed solutions, proven turnkey platforms and post-delivery services and support,” says Vice President of Test and Training Systems Robert Peters of AAI. “Across AAI’s Test and Training Systems business, the same wide spectrum of skills and experience enables customers to test and utilize their mission-critical systems with confidence.”

About AAI
AAI Corporation designs, produces, and supports aerospace and defense systems through its direct and indirect wholly owned subsidiaries, AAI Services Corporation, Aerosonde Pty Ltd, ESL Defence Limited, and Symtx, Inc. Its high-technology products and services include unmanned aircraft systems, training and simulation systems, automated aerospace test and maintenance equipment, armament systems, aviation ground support equipment, and logistical, engineering, and supply chain services. AAI Corporation is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc. More information is available at

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

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

AAI is a registered trademark of AAI Corporation.

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