Textron Marine & Land Systems Showcases COMMANDO(TM) Family of Armored Vehicles at AUSA Annual 2012

Textron Marine & Land Systems Showcases COMMANDO(TM) Family of Armored
Vehicles at AUSA Annual 2012

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AUSA Annual Meeting and
Exposition -- Textron Marine & Land Systems, an operating unit of Textron
Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, is displaying its family of
COMMANDO™ vehicles in booths 7628 and 7643 at this week's 2012 AUSA Meeting
and Exposition. Textron Marine & Land Systems (TM&LS) has adopted the name
COMMANDO for its armored vehicles.

Rigorously tested and proven in the toughest environments, the COMMANDO family
of vehicles offers a range of protection up to and exceeding MRAP level,
unmatched on-road/off-road mobility and ample firepower. TM&LS offers three
lines of COMMANDO four-wheeled armored vehicles – COMMANDO Advanced, COMMANDO
Select and COMMANDO Elite.

COMMANDO Advanced armored vehicles are combat proven over 10 years, and are
derived from Armored Security Vehicles used by the U.S. Army and other
militaries in locations including Afghanistan, Iraq and Colombia. All COMMANDO
Advanced armored vehicle variants offer excellent on-road and off-road
mobility enabling them to operate in urban, jungle, desert and mountainous
terrain. Crew protection is reinforced with a V-shaped hull bottom and
360-degree protection from direct fire.

COMMANDO Select armored personnel carriers include variants that can carry up
to 10 occupants, and offer an enhanced combination of lethality,
survivability, mobility and sustainability. MRAP-level 1 crew protection is
built into all COMMANDO Select vehicles. Greater survivability, however,
doesn't come at the expense of mobility. These vehicles deliver greater
mobility than other similar MRAP-type armored vehicles on the market. More
than 440 COMMANDO Select vehicles are currently being built and fielded, under
the name Mobile Strike Force Vehicles, for the Afghanistan National Army.

The COMMANDO Elite line features TM&LS' most highly-protected and capable
armored vehicles. These vehicles feature a digital backbone, provide
MRAP-level 2 mine-blast protection, and deliver lethality through multiple
sensors and weapons options. COMMANDO Elite vehicles come equipped with drive
train enhancements that make them fast and highly maneuverable in a wide range
of environments. The Canadian Forces earlier this year contracted for 500 of
these vehicles for its Tactical Armored Patrol Vehicle program. The United
Arab Emirates also is considering the COMMANDO Elite for use by its
Presidential Guard.

"Our more than four-decade heritage of delivering trusted armored vehicles,
going back to our days as Cadillac Gage, is the inspiration and foundation for
these new generation COMMANDO vehicles," said Textron Marine & Land Systems
Senior Vice President and General Manager Tom Walmsley. "Our versatile family
of armored vehicles, proven in the toughest environments, give operators the
ability to go almost anywhere and perform nearly any mission with confidence."

As an end-to-end armored vehicle provider, TM&LS also offers its customers
COMMANDO fielding, training, maintenance and logistics support throughout each
vehicle's life cycle.

Tom Williams, APR

Textron Systems 

(978) 657-2020


About Textron Marine & Land Systems

Textron Marine & Land Systems designs, produces and supports advanced wheeled
combat vehicles and cutting-edge maritime craft used by U.S. and international
armed forces, as well as civilian entities around the globe. Its COMMANDO
family of armored vehicles offers a full range of vehicle options delivering
enhanced survivability, mobility, lethality and sustainability. Textron Marine
& Land Systems' innovative turret technology and related subsystems also
deliver outstanding performance and reliability. Its strategic business,
MillenWorks, operates an Engineering Center of Excellence with a reputation as
a highly sought-after solution center, which designs and develops advanced
mobility solutions for demanding on- and off-road applications.Textron Marine
& Land Systems is an operating unit of Textron Systems. More information is
available at www.textronmarineandland.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.

Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements which
may project revenues or describe strategies, goals, outlook or other
non-historical matters; these statements speak only as of the date on which
they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to known and unknown
risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause our actual results to
differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking
statements, including, but not limited to, the efficacy of research and
development investments to develop new products or unanticipated expenses or
delays in connection with the launching of significant new products or
programs; changes in worldwide economic or political conditions that impact
demand for our products, interest rates or foreign exchange rates; and changes
in foreign military funding priorities or budget constraints and
determinations, or changes in government regulations or policies on the export
and import of military and commercial products.

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The following pictures are available for download:

 [Image]  COMMANDO Family of Vehicles

 [Image]  COMMANDO Advanced ASV

 [Image]  COMMANDO Elite

 [Image]  COMMANDO Select MSFV

 [Image]  Commando Logo Shield
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