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Army Contracting Command-Redstone intends to award Textron‘s aviation business a potential five-year, $99.8 million sole source contract to manufacture and deliver King Air and Cessna aircraft to foreign military sales customers, including the government of Peru. The proposed indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a one-year base ordering period with four option years and covers the provision of […] More
The U.S. Navy has employed an expeditionary sea base vessel to host a Textron subsidiary-developed unmanned aircraft system that supports a broad range of military and aviation operations. Textron Systems said Wednesday the Aerosonde UAS took its first operational flight aboard the ESB 5-designated USS Miguel Keith to provide extended-range intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance services with enhanced […] More
Textron reported a net income of $861 million for the full 2022 period, up from the $746 million logged in the prior year. The defense and industrial conglomerate said Wednesday profit increased to $226 million for the fourth quarter from $207 million in the same period a year ago. Earnings from continuing operations income were […] More
The U.S. Marine Corps received a prototype of the Cottonmouth advanced reconnaissance vehicle that a Textron unit designed to support the service branch’s Advanced Reconnaissance Vehicle program.  Textron Systems made the delivery on Dec. 1 at the Nevada Automotive Test Center in Silver Springs, Nevada, the company said Thursday.  Cottonmouth provides lightweight multi-modal capacity and […] More
Bell Textron has rounded off the delivery of AH-1Z Viper aircraft to the U.S. Marine Corps, completing a program of record for the latest version of the H-1 twin-engine helicopters. The service branch received a total of 349 units of the AH-1Z as well as the UH-1Y Venom, whose order was fulfilled in 2018, parent […] More
A Textron subsidiary will help the U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Systems Command handle unmanned aircraft system operations for the USS Miguel Keith expeditionary sea base under a five-year, $22 million contract.  Textron Systems will utilize the Aerosonde UAS equipped with mission payloads to support intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance work aboard the ESB-5 vessel, the company […] More
Textron’s aviation business handed a pair of Beechcraft King Air 260 vehicles over to the U.S. Forest Service for use in wildfire mapping operations. The company said Thursday it equipped the two aircraft units with the agency’s legacy sensors and Overwatch Imaging‘s TK-9 Earthwatch infrared sensing technology to help users map wildfires when operating at […] More
Textron‘s Airborne Tactical Advantage Company subsidiary has secured a five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from the U.S. Navy to provide Mirage F1 aircraft to conduct chase flight services in support of the F-35 program. Three Mirage F1 planes will be used to support F-35 aircraft with flight operations set to begin late this year or early 2023 at the […] More
Textron has secured a $48.4 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to help the U.S. Navy test the performance of integrated electronic warfare systems. The company’s systems business will develop hardware for an EW integration test environment as part of the IDIQ award from Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, the Department of Defense said Monday. Contract work […] More
Textron has received U.S. Air Force certification for a multimission aircraft offering designed to help military operators perform light attack and counterinsurgency missions. The company said Monday it will continue to sell the Beechcraft AT-6E Wolverine platform to the global defense market via either a direct commercial transaction or a foreign military sales process approved […] More
A Textron subsidiary will continue to help the U.S. Navy operate unmanned aircraft systems for an expeditionary sea base under a potential four-year 18.3 million contract. The company said Thursday its systems group works with service personnel assigned to ESB-4, formally known as USS Hershel “Woody” Williams, in the deployment and management of the small […] More
South Korea’s defense acquisition program agency has signed a $133 million contract with Textron’s Bell subsidiary to procure as many as 40 helicopters for military pilot training use, Yonhap News reported Monday. The Fort Worth, Texas-based aircraft builder said Tuesday it will aim to deliver Bell 505 trainers to the South Korean army and navy […] More
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