Textron Marine & Land Systems Win Center Opens at Slidell Facility

November 04, 2010

Center Targeting Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC) Program

Textron Marine & Land Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has opened the Textron Marine & Land Systems Win Center at its Slidell, Louisiana facility with the focus of capturing new business opportunities.

The Win Center is based in a remodeled building at Textron Marine & Land Systems and will house the capture team for the U.S. Navy’s SSC program. Textron Marine & Land Systems is teamed with L-3 Communications and Alcoa Defense on the SSC program.

"Winning the SSC program has been of the highest priority to Textron Marine & Land Systems since we began discussions years ago with the U.S. Navy on the design of the next amphibious landing craft," said Textron Marine & Land Systems General Manager Tom Walmsley. "This Textron Marine & Land Systems Win Center will help us achieve our goal to bring this work and the corresponding jobs to Louisiana."

"You couldn’t ask for a better corporate citizen than Textron," said Slidell Mayor Freddy Drennan at the Textron Win Center ribbon cutting. "Not only are they one of the city’s biggest employers, but they are strongly involved in their community. They are also one of the City of Slidell’s Cultural Season Sponsors, which benefits the community and enhances the quality of life in the City of Slidell."

The SSC is planned to be the functional replacement for the Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC), the cornerstone of the U.S. amphibious program for more than 20 years, providing a revolutionary means for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps to land at more than 80 percent of the world's shorelines. LCAC has fulfilled a critical role in tactical operations and humanitarian relief efforts across the globe.

The SSC program, with its amphibious lift requirement, will provide the surface assault portion of the Joint Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare tactical solution with the capability to project and sustain military operations from the sea, independent of tides, water depth, underwater obstacles, or beach gradient. An SSC detailed design and construction contract for the lead test and training craft is expected to be awarded in 2011.

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 www.textronmarineandland.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.

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Eric Salander, Vice President, Investor Relations
(401) 457-2288
Cameron Vollmuth, Manager,
Investor Relations (401) 457-2288

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