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Textron Systems

November 04, 2013 08:31 ET

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

HUNT VALLEY, MD--(Marketwired - November 04, 2013) - 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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