AAI Logistics & Technical Services Wins Multiyear Performance Based Logistics (PBL) Contract for EA-6B, E2C and C-2

AAI Logistics & Technical Services Wins Multiyear Performance Based Logistics
(PBL) Contract for EA-6B, E2C and C-2

Award Follows 55 Months of 100-Percent Availability on Current Program

HUNT VALLEY, Md., Feb. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AAI Logistics & Technical
Services, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT)
company, announced today that it has been selected by Naval Supply Systems
Command Weapon Systems Support in Philadelphia, Pa., to deliver PBL support
for the EA-6B Prowler, E2C Hawkeye, and C-2 Greyhound aircraft. The three-year
base contract allows two one-year options and has a total potential value of
$7 million over five years.

Based in Jacksonville, Fla., AAI Logistics & Technical Services' PBL program
will provide logistical support for 110 hydraulic components utilized for the
Prowler, Hawkeye and Greyhound aircraft. Services include forecasting demand,
forecasting and scheduling repair activities with organic depots, managing and
providing material in support of repair activities, warehousing, inventory
management and reporting.

"AAI Logistics & Technical Services has proudly served the U.S. Navy since
2005," said Senior Vice President and General Manager Diane Giuliani. "During
that time, we've delivered superb results with greater than 98 percent
availability over the life of the contract, and 100 percent availability for
the past 55 months straight. AAI Logistics & Technical Services' PBL programs
offer Department of Defense customers an opportunity to see immediate
availability improvements for their legacy systems, with the affordability
required in today's budgetary climate."

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Textron Systems

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About AAI Logistics & Technical Services

AAI Logistics & Technical Services delivers comprehensive life cycle support,
sustainment and operational services for defense and security equipment, and
is a leading provider of unmanned systems services. With experienced
logisticians, maintainers and operators that can be deployed rapidly around
the globe, the business offers affordable solutions that deliver superior
asset availability and reliable performance, including award-winning
performance based logistics, contractor logistics support, depot support,
supply chain management, training, and repair and overhaul services. AAI
Logistics & Technical Services 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 Providence, R.I., 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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