Textron Systems Canada Moves to New Offices

OTTAWA, Jan. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - Textron Systems Canada Inc., a Textron (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has moved into new office space in Ottawa, Ontario. This new office is located on Sparks Street in the capital's central district.

"Textron is a trusted supplier to the Canadian Forces. We are pleased to move into this new facility as we work to grow our business in Canada for Textron, such as through our bid for the Canadian Forces' Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle," said Neil Rutter, general manager of Textron Systems Canada.

Textron has a long-standing relationship in Canada, with two business units employing more than 1,800 Canadians.  Bell Helicopter, a Textron company, was recently awarded a 10-year, $640 million contract to provide support services for the Canadian Forces CH146 Griffon fleet.  In addition, over the last three years, Textron companies Bell Helicopter, Cessna, and Textron Systems, through its operating units Textron Defense Systems, AAI and Textron Marine & Land Systems, have procured more than $3.5 billion of supplies manufactured by Canadian companies.

In conjunction with Textron Marine & Land Systems, Textron Systems Canada is competing for the Canadian Forces' Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) program. With a successful contract award for TAPV, Textron Systems Canada plans to support the TAPV program with the addition of more than 300 long-term jobs from this office in Canada to conduct overall program management, including the 25-year In-Service Support contract, and the Industrial Regional Benefits (IRB) program.

The Textron TAPV is a 4X4 armoured combat, patrol and reconnaissance vehicle engineered to conquer the toughest terrain.  If chosen, the Textron TAPV will provide the Army with optimal crew protection and mobility; with maximum blast protection, and best-in-class speed, acceleration, and maneuverability. This emphasis on crew protection, along with excellent off-road and urban mobility, makes the Textron TAPV the most reliable and technologically advanced TAPV in the world, and an exceptional choice for the Canadian Forces.

New Address -
Textron Systems Canada
350 Sparks Street, Suite 706
Ottawa, ON, K1R 7S8
Canada
613-907 8071 (O)
613-907-8078 (F)

For additional information, visit textrontapv.ca and textronmarineandland.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 Wilmington, Mass., 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, Advanced Systems, Aerosonde, ESL Defence, Lycoming Engines, Medical Numerics, MillenWorks, Overwatch, Textron Defense Systems and Textron Marine & Land Systems. To serve Canadian customer requirements, the company established Ottawa-based Textron Systems Canada. 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.

SOURCE Textron Canada

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Media Contact:
Sharon Corona
Textron Systems Corporation
(410) 628-3184
scorona@systems.textron.com

Darren Cunningham
Thornley Fallis Communications
613-231-3355 ext. 220
cunningham@thornleyfallis.ca

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