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Textron Releases Initial Navy Ship-to-Shore Connector Vehicles

Ship-to-Shore Connector

Textron Systems has deployed two new air-cushion vehicles to the sea after a series of acceptance trials with the U.S. Navy. Ship-to-Shore Connector Craft 100 and Landing Craft Air Cushion 101 took the final leg of the vessels' trip to the Panama City, Florida-based Naval Surface Warfare Center after departure from a company-run shipyard in New Orleans, Textron said Wednesday.

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Ellen Lord, DoD Acquisition Chief, Added to 2019 Wash100 for Vision in Defense Procurement, F-35 Program and Space Force

Executive Mosaic is pleased to announce that Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense, was selected to the 2019 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of the most influential voices in the government contracting arena — for her vision to transform the department’s acquisition policy, update F-35 program strategy and establish a Space Force. The latest honor represents Lord’s third Wash100 win.

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Bell, NASA Enter Into UAS Flight Demo Cooperative Agreement

Textron’s Bell subsidiary has signed a cooperative agreement with NASA to design, build and integrate an unmanned aircraft system for the agency’s planned 2020 flight demonstration effort in national airspace. Bell will lead a team composed of Textron Systems, Xwing and the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere …

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Textron to Repair USAF Combat Aircraft System Tester

A Textron subsidiary has received a potential five-year, $10.9 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to repair components of a technology platform used to test military combat aircraft systems. Textron Systems will perform repair work on AN/USM-670 Joint Service Combat System Tester parts under the sole-source contract, the Defense Department said Tuesday. JSECST is …

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Textron, Navy to Install Surface Warfare Weapons on Unmanned Surface Vehicle

Textron and the U.S. Navy have entered an agreement to integrate anti-surface weapons into the service branch’s unmanned surface vehicle, USNI News reported Tuesday. The team would develop and install surface warfare payloads onto the Common Unmanned Surface Vehicle as part of the cooperative research and development agreement. Payloads will include missiles, designators, sensors and …

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Textron Systems CEO Lisa Atherton Joins Boulder Crest Board

Textron Systems President and CEO Lisa Atherton has joined the board of directors at Bluemont, Virginia-based nonprofit organization Boulder Crest. Atherton will work with Board Chairman Ken Falke, Vice Chairman Fred Malek, Executive Director Dusty Baxley and 15 other directors, Boulder Crest said Monday. The nonprofit provides support to military veterans …

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