Overwatch Appraised at CMRI(R) Maturity Level 5 for the Third Time

Overwatch Appraised at CMRI(R) Maturity Level 5 for the Third Time

Software Developer's Use of CMMI Processes Contribute to Delivery of
Top-Quality, High-Performances Products

AUSTIN, Texas, March 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Overwatch, a strategic
business of Textron Systems Advanced Systems, an operating unit of Textron
Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today that it has been
appraised at Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®) Maturity Level 5 by
the CMMI Institute. Overwatch first attained this highest CMMI maturity level
in 2007.

Versed in Cloud and thick-client application development techniques, Overwatch
provides customers turnkey intelligence and geospatial software solutions
designed to meet their specific needs and requirements. Its staff of engineers
and software developers apply CMMI Level 5 software development processes,
strong project management, and certified training and support to consistently
deliver new and innovative product capabilities to customers.

"Our CMMI Level 5 processes and practices contribute to delivery of
top-quality, high-performances software solutions for our Department of
Defense, government and commercial customers," said Overwatch Director of
Operational Excellence Celeste Yeakley. "Application of CMMI's respected
program principles helps drive Overwatch's efforts to enhance productivity and
attain well defined quality and process improvement objectives."

Developed by the Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie Mellon University
under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Defense, CMMI ratings use a
numeric scale, divided into five maturity levels, to assess acquisition
programs, and product and service development processes or teams. CMMI Level 5
status is an internationally recognized process improvement maturity model
applied to organizations utilizing the most rigorous and modern practices.

CMMI maturity levels are increasingly used by government agencies and Fortune
500® companies to evaluate the potential for organizations to deliver quality
solutions on-time and within budget. Through the use of CMMI, Overwatch has
established a framework for guiding product development and quality while
reducing product costs through reliable, repeatable processes across
departments.

Public Relations Team
Textron Systems
(978) 657-2020
PublicRelations@systems.textron.com

About Overwatch

Overwatch, a strategic business of Textron Systems Advanced Systems, an
operating unit of Textron Systems, is the leading provider of integrated
intelligence software solutions and services for today's U.S. and
international defense and intelligence communities. For the past 20 years,
Overwatch's intelligence solutions have supported decision makers,
counter-terrorism analysts, warfighters and first responders by providing
proven tools that simplify the integration, analysis and exploitation of
intelligence in order to present a complete operational picture and accelerate
the time-to-decision. More information is available atwww.overwatch.com.

About Textron Systems Advanced Systems

Textron Systems Advanced Systems brings together cutting-edge technologies and
far-reaching innovations to satisfy emerging customer demands for reliable,
affordable solutions in the areas of security; intelligence, surveillance and
reconnaissance; and medical research.Its strategic business Overwatch is a
leading provider of intelligence software solutions and robust satellite
communications systems for U.S. and international defense, intelligence and
law enforcement communities. The Advanced Systems business also continues
efforts on light arms technologies and unmanned systems such as the Common
Unmanned Surface Vessel, or CUSV, conceived by AAI. Another strategic
business, Medical Numerics, providesprocessing and analysis software for
medical imaging research. Textron Systems Advanced Systems is an operating
unit of Textron Systems. More information is available
atwww.textronsystems.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 atwww.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 atwww.textron.com.

CMMI®is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by Carnegie Mellon
University.

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