Textron Marine & Land Systems Selected for Canadian Tactical Armored Patrol Vehicle Competition

August 30, 2010


Textron Marine & Land Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced it has been selected by the Government of Canada, through the Solicitation of Interest and Qualification process, to participate in the competition to be selected to submit a proposal to provide its Tactical Armored Patrol Vehicle (TAPV).


Textron Marine & Land Systems plans to offer a 4x4 wheeled armored vehicle specifically engineered and designed to provide survivability, mobility and versatility in full spectrum operations over the toughest of landscapes. The comprehensive, modern design is aimed at shielding troops from roadside bombs and blasts while providing large power reserves for future electronics enhancements with an ergonomically designed interior for optimum comfort and payload. The vehicle has been tested extensively to confirm ballistic, mine blast, mobility and reliability levels that meet or exceed the Canadian TAPV requirements.

"Our team has been working diligently to develop and test this modern combat vehicle for the Canadian military to achieve the highest possible level of crew protection while maintaining the mobility and reliability of our combat-proven Armored Security Vehicle," said Textron Marine & Land Systems General Manager Tom Walmsley. "We are offering the Canadian military the ultimate balance of survivability, mobility and lethality in a modern, ergonomically designed platform. It is a cost effective game-changing solution for Canada's national security requirements for the next 25 years."

About Textron Marine & Land Systems

Textron Marine & Land Systems specializes in the design, production and support of advanced marine craft, armored combat vehicles, turrets and related subsystems. Through its MillenWorks strategic business, Textron Marine & Land Systems designs and develops advanced mobility solutions for demanding on- and off-road applications. Textron Marine & Land Systems serves military and commercial customers domestically and internationally, and is an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. company. More information is available at http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.textronmarineandland.com%2F&esheet=6411619&lan=en-US&anchor=www.textronmarineandland.com&index=1&md5=07dd8b5d800e1cc9faa07f5d0cde0fb8.

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 http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.textronsystems.com&esheet=6411619&lan=en-US&anchor=www.textronsystems.com&index=2&md5=79b71bb988a48060ea60d79dc25853ce.

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 http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.textron.com&esheet=6411619&lan=en-US&anchor=www.textron.com&index=3&md5=d854dbdb56f63303cd2d4c62c6ffc9fb.

SOURCE: Textron Inc.

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