AAI Test & Training to Provide Advanced Boresight Equipment (ABE(R)) Systems for Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Seahawk(R)

AAI Test & Training to Provide Advanced Boresight Equipment (ABE(R)) Systems 
for Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Seahawk(R) Helicopters 
HUNT VALLEY, MD  -- (Marketwired) -- 11/04/13 --  AAI Test &
Training, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:
TXT) company, announced today a $1.6 million award from the U.S.
Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division at Lakehurst, N.J., to
provide Advanced Boresight Equipment (ABE®) systems for the Royal
Australian Navy's MH-60R Seahawk helicopters. Deliveries are expected
to take place throughout 2014. 
ABE is a gyro-stabilized, electro-optical angular measurement system
designed to align systems on any land, sea or air vehicle prior to
mission execution. Platform-specific personality modules are utilized
to address the requirements of each new application quickly and
precisely. The ABE system is utilized by the U.S. Army, Navy, Air
Force and Marine Corps, as well as allied military and aircraft
manufacturers. 
"Our ABE systems have been utilized for more than 20 aircraft
platforms because of their precision measurement accuracy and
repeatability," says AAI Test & Training Senior Vice President and
General Manager Steve Mensh. "In addition, we've made the system user
friendly to minimize training requirements and greatly reduce
boresight time. The ABE system will provide the Royal Australian Navy
the same trusted boresight solution as currently used by the U.S.
Navy."  
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. 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 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, 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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