AAI Wins Additional $11.5 Million in JSECST Orders from U.S. Air Force

May 09, 2011

HUNT VALLEY, Md., May 09, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- AAI Test & Training, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has received three separate contract modifications from the U.S. Air Force for production of the Joint Service Electronic Combat Systems Tester (JSECST). The contract modifications from Robins Air Force Base in Georgia are for a total of 32 JSECST systems, valued at $11.5 million. Designed to quickly and accurately test electronic warfare (EW) and avionics systems for mission readiness, these 32 new JSECST systems are intended for the Air Force and Navy, as well as for allied nations via foreign military sales.

"We have completed 403 JSECST system deliveries since 2003, and those systems maintain the highest customer satisfaction," says AAI Test & Training Senior Vice President and General Manager Bob Peters. "This customer confidence is reflected in these newest orders for an additional 32 units. The operational utility offered by AAI's JSECST system is recognized not only by the U.S. Air Force, Navy, Army and Marine Corps, but also by allied nations that utilize the systems for flight line and laboratory applications."

AAI's JSECST is utilized by every branch of the U.S. military, and has been designated the standard flight line EW test system of the U.S. Department of Defense. In fact, the JSECST is utilized with aircraft platforms including the A-10 Thunderbolt II®, F-15 Eagle®, F-16 Fighting Falcon®, F/A-18 Hornet®, E-2 Advanced Hawkeye®, E-6 Mercury, CV-22 Osprey®, MH-47 Chinook® and MH-60 Seahawk®, as well as the ALQ-131 and ALQ-184 Self Protection Jammer Pods.

About AAI

AAI Corporation and its indirect wholly owned subsidiaries Aerosonde Pty Ltd and ESL Defence Limited design, produce and support industry-leading aerospace and defense products and services, including unmanned aircraft and ground control technologies; high-fidelity training and simulation systems; automated aerospace test and maintenance equipment; armament systems; and logistical, engineering, supply chain and operational support services. AAI Corporation is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc. More information is available at www.aaicorp.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.

A-10A Thunderbolt II and E-2 Advanced Hawkeye are registered trademarks of Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation.

F-15 Eagle and F/A-18 Hornet are registered trademarks of Boeing Management Company.

F-16 Fighting Falcon is a registered trademark of Lockheed Martin Corporation.

V-22 Osprey is a registered trademark of Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. and Boeing Management Company.

Chinook is a registered trademark of the U.S. Army.

Seahawk is a registered trademark of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation.

SOURCE: Textron

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