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
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
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
613-907 8071 (O)
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
For further information:
Textron Systems Corporation
Thornley Fallis Communications
613-231-3355 ext. 220