U.S. Air Force Awards AAI Test & Training $6.1 Million for New JSECST Units

April 02, 2012

Testers to Support Air Force, Army and International End Users

Hunt Valley, MD - April 2, 2012 - AAI Test & Training, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that the company has received a $6.1 million award from Robins Air Force Base in Georgia for several new Joint Service Electronic Combat Systems Tester (JSECST) systems. Part of a five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract, this latest delivery order will provide JSECST systems for flight line and laboratory-based testing by the U.S. Air Force, Army and international end users.

The JSECST is an end-to-end tester that quickly and precisely assesses the mission readiness of electronic warfare and avionics systems. To date, AAI Test & Training has delivered JSECST systems to customers in 20 countries on six continents. The system's performance has been validated through operations for 13 different aircraft platforms, as well as numerous variants.

"Flight line testing with the JSECST provides air crews and technicians confidence in their mission-critical systems," says Senior Vice President and General Manager Robert Peters of AAI Test & Training. "The JSECST's adoption by every U.S. military branch and so many international allies validates its reliable performance and positive customer results."

About AAI Test & Training
AAI Test & Training has decades of experience designing and manufacturing innovative, high-technology test equipment for the lab, training range, depot, flight line, factory and more - delivering the most reliable, top-performing solutions with superb customer care. In addition, AAI provides high-fidelity training devices and solutions, as well as training needs and systems requirements analysis. Its U.K.-based strategic business, ESL Defence Limited, provides electronic warfare test and training solutions. AAI Test & Training is an operating unit of Textron Systems. More information is available at www.aaicorp.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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Textron Systems Corporation
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