Textron Systems Appoints Ian Walsh Chief Innovation Officer and Tom McNamara Chief Technology Officer

August 27, 2009

Walsh and McNamara to Lead Efforts to Drive Greater Collaboration, Innovation and Growth Opportunities across Company’s Five Operating Units

Wilmington, MA - August 27, 2009 - Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced the appointments of Ian Walsh as the company’s Chief Innovation Officer and Tom McNamara as Chief Technology Officer. Both are currently senior leaders on Textron Systems’ Executive Leadership Team.

As Chief Innovation Officer, Walsh will immediately take responsibility for Engineering & Program Management, Information Technology, Integrated Supply Chain and Textron Six Sigma. Walsh, previously the senior vice president and general manager of Lycoming Engines, also a Textron Inc. company, will be focused on driving long-term improvements that foster greater collaboration and innovation across Textron Systems and its five operating units.

McNamara, previously senior vice president, will refocus Textron Systems’ Advanced Solutions Center as the newly formed Office of the Chief Technology Officer to explore emerging technologies and future technical requirements across all of Textron Systems’ markets, identifying future growth opportunities. Both Walsh and McNamara will report to Fred Strader, Textron Systems’ chief operating officer.

“Over the years, Textron Systems has grown to become five sizable operating units offering a range of proven solutions for today’s unconventional conflicts as well as high-performing, reliable piston engines for general aviation,” said Frank Tempesta, president and chief executive officer, Textron Systems. “Ian and Tom, in their new positions, will help us be even more efficient and competitive as we meet customers’ requirements everyday and win future programs with innovative solutions.”

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
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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