Overwatch Appoints Skip Maselli Vice President of Geospatial Solutions

June 20, 2012

Austin, TX - JUNE 20, 2012 - Overwatch, a strategic business of Textron Systems Advanced Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has named Skip (Arthur) Maselli as vice president of Geospatial Solutions.

In this role Maselli is responsible for the overall management and growth of Overwatch's geospatial products, services and solutions, including business development, sales, strategic planning, operations and technology development. He reports to Don Hairston, Textron Systems Advanced Systems senior vice president and general manager.

"Skip is an accomplished leader, strategist and manager who brings to the Overwatch team more than 23 years of experience in the areas of integrated intelligence, remote sensing, image processing and geospatial intelligence," said Hairston. "On top of that he has in-depth knowledge of and relationships with the NSG (National System for Geospatial Intelligence) community, and understands how to meet GeoINT, commercial satellite and airborne imagery, and mapping requirements of the Department of Defense, as well as federal, state and local government customers."

Prior to joining Overwatch, Maselli was director, GEOINT strategy and mission architecture at Northrop Grumman Information Systems, Intelligence Systems Division. He also held management and leadership positions with EarthData International, InfoTech Enterprises and MRJ Technology Solutions. Before that, Maselli served for more than seven years in the U.S. Army as an imagery intelligence officer, instructor, and research and development scientist.

Maselli earned a master's degree in remote sensing and image processing (civil and environmental engineering) from the University of Wisconsin and a bachelor's degree in geology and philosophy from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa.

About Overwatch
Overwatch, a strategic business of Textron Systems Advanced Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, is the leading provider of integrated intelligence software solutions and services as well as robust satellite communications systems for today's U.S. and international defense and intelligence communities. For the past 20 years, Overwatch's intelligence solutions have supported decision makers, counter-terrorism analysts, warfighters and first responders by providing proven tools that simplify the integration, analysis and exploitation of intelligence in order to present a complete operational picture and accelerate the time-to-decision. More information is available at www.overwatch.com.

About Textron Systems Advanced Systems
Textron Systems Advanced Systems brings together cutting-edge technologies and far-reaching innovations to satisfy emerging customer demands for reliable, affordable solutions in the areas of security; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; and medical research. Its strategic business Overwatch is a leading provider of intelligence software solutions and robust satellite communications systems for U.S. and international defense, intelligence and law enforcement communities. The Advanced Systems business also continues efforts on light arms technologies and unmanned systems such as the Common Unmanned Surface Vessel, or CUSV, conceived by AAI. Another strategic business, Medical Numerics, provides processing and analysis software for medical imaging research. Textron Systems Advanced Systems is an operating unit of Textron Systems. More information is available at www.textronsystems.com.

About Textron Systems
Textron Systems has been providing innovative solutions to the defense, homeland security and aerospace communities for more than 50 years. Headquartered in Wilmington, Mass., the company is 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 and operational services. Textron Systems includes AAI Logistics & Technical Services, AAI Test & Training, AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Advanced Systems, Aerosonde, ESL Defence, Lycoming Engines, Medical Numerics, MillenWorks, Overwatch, Textron Defense Systems and Textron Marine & Land Systems. 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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