Textron Systems Launches End-to-End Unmanned Systems Training Catalog Covering Military and Commercial Applications

May 04, 2015

Coursework Builds on the Company’s Experience Over Millions of Flight Hours

HUNT VALLEY, Md. — MAY 4, 2015 — Textron Systems Support Solutions, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) business, announced today the introduction of its new unmanned systems training course catalog. Building on the company’s decades of experience and millions of service hours devoted to training and deploying skilled unmanned systems operators and maintainers around the world, this new catalog offers a comprehensive range of unmanned systems coursework.

Textron Systems has developed proven curricula including both classroom and hands-on training elements, utilizing customized materials and training aids to provide a holistic experience. The company’s training experts then tailor the program to the customer’s language of choice, skill level (beginner to advanced), as well as a variety of military and commercial platforms and applications. The company can conduct training at the location of the customer’s choice.

“Our customers have trusted us for years to train and deploy the most highly skilled unmanned systems operators and maintainers to some of the world’s harshest operational environments,” says Senior Vice President and General Manager John Hayward. “Today, we can share that knowledge and experience through our rigorous, end-to-end unmanned systems training program. It is designed to equip students with a broad foundation of knowledge for the best operational outcomes, customized rapidly to the application.”

Textron Systems’ coursework covers a wide range of knowledge from basic aviation and information technology background, to platform-specific operations, mission and maintenance considerations. Students also are prepared with detailed instruction around the culture, regulations and customs of the area in which operations will take place.

“We then work with our customers to create a sustainment training program including training support documentation, as well as the assignment and instruction of resident trainers,” says Hayward. “This comprehensive approach gives our customers a lasting learning solution over time.”

Training methods also can be tailored to the customer and application. Classroom instruction can be held in a variety of group sizes, or delivered via web portal, while hands-on training is emphasized throughout to give students confidence in their operations, maintenance and mission execution skills.

About Textron Systems

Textron Systems’ businesses develop and integrate products, services and support for aerospace and defense customers, as well as civil and commercial customers including those in law enforcement, security, border patrol and critical infrastructure protection around the globe.  Harnessing agility and a broad base of expertise, Textron Systems’ innovative businesses design, manufacture, field and support comprehensive solutions that expand customer capabilities and deliver value. Textron Systems consists of its Advanced Information Solutions, Electronic Systems, Geospatial Solutions, Lycoming Engines, Marine & Land Systems, Support Solutions, TRU Simulation + Training, Unmanned Systems and Weapon & Sensor Systems businesses. 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, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. For more information, visit www.textron.com.

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