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AAI Awarded $9.7 Million for U.S. Air Force EW Simulator

Dépèche transmise le 2 mai 2011 par Business Wire

AAI Awarded $9.7 Million for U.S. Air Force EW Simulator

AAI Awarded $9.7 Million for U.S. Air Force EW Simulator

HUNT VALLEY, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AAI Test & Training, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has been awarded $9.7 million to deliver an electronic warfare (EW) radio frequency (RF) simulator for the U.S. Air Force’s EW Avionics Integration Support Facility (EWAISF). Located at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia, the EWAISF facility tests critical components, subsystems and systems for compatibility and performance, as well as evaluates hardware and software interactions in both EW systems and integrated suites.

“We have a trusted, longstanding reputation in the industry for complex and capable test systems that enable our customers to embark on missions with confidence in their critical systems”

AAI’s advanced architecture utilizes multiple, high-fidelity synthetic stimulus instruments to replicate an operationally realistic electromagnetic environment that EW systems might face during combat missions. The simulator will be integrated onto the larger EWAISF Simulator Network for simultaneous testing of multiple EW systems.

“We have a trusted, longstanding reputation in the industry for complex and capable test systems that enable our customers to embark on missions with confidence in their critical systems,” says AAI Test & Training Senior Vice President and General Manager Bob Peters. “Our EW RF simulator will emulate military and commercial emitters, both scanning and fixed, to create a highly realistic test scenario for the EWAISF’s users.”

About AAI

AAI Corporation and its indirect wholly owned subsidiaries Aerosonde Pty Ltd and ESL Defence Limited design, produce and support industry-leading aerospace and defense products and services, including unmanned aircraft and ground control technologies; high-fidelity training and simulation systems; automated aerospace test and maintenance equipment; armament systems; and logistical, engineering, supply chain and operational support services. AAI Corporation is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc. More information is available at www.aaicorp.com.

About Textron Systems

Textron Systems Corporation has been providing innovative solutions to the defense, homeland security and aerospace communities for more than 50 years. 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 services, Textron Systems includes AAI Corporation, Lycoming Engines, Overwatch, Textron Defense Systems and Textron Marine & Land Systems. Textron Systems Corporation is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc. 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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