Textron Systems to Showcase Combat-Proven Technologies at DefExpo India 2012

March 06, 2012

Highlights Include Ground-Based Smart Weapons, Tactical Vehicles, Unmanned Systems and Other Critical Capabilities for India's Armed Forces

Wilmington, Mass. - March 6, 2012 - Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that the company will take part in DefExpo India 2012 to be held at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi from March 29-April 1. The company will showcase its products at booth 14.3Q in the United States pavilion.

Known in India as the designer and manufacturer of precision air-launched weapons including the Sensor Fuzed Weapon (SFW), which India began acquisition of in 2010, Textron Systems will showcase a variety of mature technologies at DefExpo 2012 with the requirements of India's armed forces in mind.

"As we develop and deepen our relationships within the country, it is clear that the combined strength of Textron Systems' technical capabilities and experience can benefit India," says Senior Vice President, International Business and Government and Retired Vice Admiral Kevin J. Cosgriff. "We remain fully engaged with the Indian government, armed forces and business partners to bring our innovative yet proven technologies to the region."

Among these technologies are Textron Systems' ground-based smart weapons, which use the company's precise, reliable sensors and safety mechanisms to complete military missions while protecting friendly forces and non-combatants. For example, Textron Defense Systems' Spider is a man-in-the-loop, networked munition system incorporating sensors, communications and either lethal or non-lethal effects for scalable, selective engagement.

Textron Systems is known for its renowned Shadow® Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), which has amassed more than 700,000 flight hours for customers, including the U.S. Army and Marine Corps. However, the company also pioneered the One System® UAS command-and-control architecture. In its highly configurable One System Remote Video Terminal format, this architecture delivers UAS full-motion video to dismounted troops and powers teaming between manned and unmanned assets. In its next-generation Universal Ground Control Station configuration, it serves as a common, scalable and interoperable command-and-control center for numerous platforms.

Attendees will be able to learn about Textron Systems' family of tactical wheeled Armored Security Vehicles, which incorporate advanced ballistic protection with battle-proven firepower and rugged, all-terrain operation at speeds up to 65 miles (104 kilometers) per hour. Also represented will be the company's trusted fleet of marine craft, including the Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC), a staple of the U.S. Navy. The LCAC is a fully amphibious landing craft that can attain speeds of 40 knots or higher, even hauling up to 75 tons of payload.

"DefExpo is an important venue to discuss issues and technologies that can be helpful to India's defense and homeland security," says Cosgriff. "Textron Systems is prepared and uniquely positioned to rapidly contribute its expertise, proven products and potential new solutions for our Indian customers."

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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