Textron Defense Systems Names Randy Kosinski Vice President, Customer Solutions

July 24, 2012

Wilmington, Mass. - JULY 24, 2012 - Textron Defense Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that Randy Kosinski has been named vice president, customer solutions, reporting to senior vice president and general manager Ellen Lord. In this role, Kosinski will manage Textron Defense Systems' new business identification and pursuit activities, infusing the company's short-, mid- and long-term strategic planning process with domestic and international opportunities.

"Randy's credentials and breadth of experience make him a valuable asset to any team," says Lord. "But it is his dedication to his customers and his team that makes him a perfect addition to Textron Defense Systems."

Kosinski brings 30 years of program management and leadership successes to his new role at Textron Defense Systems. During 25 years as a U.S. Air Force officer and acquisition leader, he served in multiple weapon system program offices within the Air Force Materiel Command and on Pentagon staff. Kosinski held executive leadership positions in the development and production of such Air Force systems as the F-22 Raptor, the F-117 Nighthawk and the F-15E Strike Eagle. After his retirement in 2007, Kosinski served as Camber Corporation's director of Dayton, Ohio, operations and Air Force business development lead.

"My location in Dayton, the home of the Air Force Research Lab and Air Force's new Life Cycle Management Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, will help me stay closely attuned to our customers' current and anticipated future needs," says Kosinski. "Working alongside our talented team at Textron Defense Systems' Wilmington headquarters, we will be able to craft solutions that meet those requirements innovatively and affordably."

A certified professional engineer, Kosinski holds masters degrees in strategic studies and business administration, as well as a bachelors degree in aerospace engineering. He also is a Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt. In addition, Kosinski is a sought-after lecturer on acquisition topics at both national and international venues.

About Textron Defense Systems
Textron Defense Systems employs advanced technology and industry-leading expertise to develop and manufacture innovative product solutions including air-and ground-based smart weapons; directed energy weapons; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, or ISR, systems; and vehicle protection systems. Its distinctive solutions for U.S. and allied militaries, aerospace and homeland security communities provide precision effects, intelligence-gathering capabilities and force protection. Textron Defense Systems is an operating unit of Textron Systems. More information is available at www.textrondefense.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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