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  • Textron Starts USV On-Water Tests Under Navy Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Textron Starts USV On-Water Tests Under Navy Program

    Textron Systems has kicked off on-water tests for the company-built Common Unmanned Surface Vehicle in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, as part of the U.S. Navy‘s Unmanned Influence Sweep System program. Textron said Wednesday the on-water maneuverability test is part of the program’s system-level integration and test phase that will also involve demonstrations of the CUSV’s integrated generators, engines and […] More

  • Textron Releases New Data Integration, Mgmt Platform - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Textron Releases New Data Integration, Mgmt Platform

    Textron‘s systems advanced information solutions unit has updated a technology platform that works to integrate and manage data from multiple remote platforms such as sensors and information feeds. The company said Tuesday the iCommand 2.5 is designed to help users obtain a single pane view of previously disparate data and attach critical information to raw data necessary for mission planning activities. […] More

  • Companies Pitch Off-the-Shelf Tech Platforms to DoD SCO Chief Will Roper - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Companies Pitch Off-the-Shelf Tech Platforms to DoD SCO Chief Will Roper

    The National Defense Industrial Association hosted a meeting on Nov. 14 to allow representatives from companies to present their commercial off-the-shelf technology platforms to Will Roper, director of the Defense Department's strategic capabilities office, the National Defense magazine reported Monday. Sandra I. Erwin writes executives from Allegheny Technologies, Battelle, Creative Micro Systems, Endeavor Robotics, General Atomics, […] More

  • Textron Unveils Flight Line Tester for Aircraft Survivability Sensors - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Textron Unveils Flight Line Tester for Aircraft Survivability Sensors

    Textron‘s electronic systems business has unveiled its new flight line tester for aircraft survivability sensors such as radar warning receivers and two-color infrared missile, UV missile and laser warning systems. The Integrated Tester for Aircraft Survivability Systems was designed to incorporate the functionality of Textron’s Model 527 RF Radar Signal Simulator and Multi-Spectral Test Set, the company […] More

  • Textron's Unmanned Systems Business Unveils Control & Collaboration Tech Product Line - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Textron’s Unmanned Systems Business Unveils Control & Collaboration Tech Product Line

    Textron Systems‘ unmanned systems business unit has unveiled a new portfolio of multidomain control and collaboration technologies that work to help customers gain  situational awareness and share information. Textron said Monday the Synturian suite includes the Synturian Control technology the company designed to integrate with different platforms or vehicles as well as the Synturian Remote system equipped with mobile and network-strengthened tools. Wayne Prender, vice […] More

  • Textron's Aerosonde Subsidiary Rebrands to Reflect Asia-Pacific Region Push - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Textron’s Aerosonde Subsidiary Rebrands to Reflect Asia-Pacific Region Push

    Textron‘s subsidiary called Aerosonde has adopted the new name of Textron Systems Australia in a push to reflect the business unit’s broader service offering and efforts in the Asia-Pacific region. The company said Thursday Textron Systems Australia will specialize in all aspects of unmanned aviation such as ground control technologies, training and simulation systems, logistical, engineering and support services. “For the past 25 […] More

  • Textron to Provide Army Electronic Attack Universal Test Sets - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Textron to Provide Army Electronic Attack Universal Test Sets

    Textron Systems has received a five-year, $9.6 million contract from the U.S. Army to produce hardware and provide sustainment services for the military branch’s product director electronic attack universal test sets. The Defense Department said Monday the Army will obligate funds and provide the performance location upon award of each task order and expects contract work to complete on […] More

  • Liberty University Offers On-Campus Drone Pilot Training - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Liberty University Offers On-Campus Drone Pilot Training

    Liberty University’s School of Aeronautics now offers an on-campus training program for pilots of fixed-wing and multi-rotor small unmanned aircraft systems. The Federal Aviation Administration‘s regulations on the commercial use of drones work to allow the training program’s students to fly small UAS weighing less than 55 pounds on campus, the university said Tuesday. The […] More

  • Textron, Thales Launch 'Fury' Guided Weapon From Tactical UAS in Test - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Textron, Thales Launch ‘Fury’ Guided Weapon From Tactical UAS in Test

    Textron‘s weapon and sensor systems business and Thales have launched a Fury guided glide weapon from a tactical unmanned aircraft system to engage static vehicle targets as part of a test at the U.S. Army‘s Yuma Proving Ground. The team released Fury from a Textron-built Shadow TUAS, after which the weapon performed a global positioning system guided fly-out maneuver, transitioned […] More

  • Textron Systems' AAI Subsidiary Lands SOCOM Drone ISR Services IDIQ - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Textron Systems' AAI Subsidiary Lands SOCOM Drone ISR Services IDIQ

    A Textron Systems subsidiary has received a potential one-year, $35 million contract to continue to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support services for the U.S. Special Operations Command through mid-endurance unmanned aerial systems. The sole-source, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract awarded to AAI Corp. has a base term of six months and six option months and contains cost reimbursable and […] More

  • Textron Picks iBASEt Platform to Help Manage Unmanned Tech Manufacturing Operations - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Textron Picks iBASEt Platform to Help Manage Unmanned Tech Manufacturing Operations

    Textron Systems plans to implement an iBASEt-made software platform in an effort to  manage the company’s unmanned systems manufacturing processes at a factory in Hunt Valley, Maryland. iBASEt said Tuesday its Solumina software will work to help Textron Systems’ automate filing of bills of materials and engineering change orders as well as gain real-time visibility of shop floor production and quality processes. “We selected […] More

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