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  • 18 April 2012

    Textron Systems Advanced Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. company, announced today that its second Fleet-class Common Unmanned Surface Vessel (CUSV) completed a successful in-water demonstration last week in New Orleans following vessel modifications at the Textron Marine & Land Systems (TM&LS) shipyard. The two Textron Systems operating units recently collaborated […]

  • 22 October 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    The first of the US Navy’s future ship-to-shore connector craft has completed builder’s trials and is ready for the navy’s acceptance trials. LCAC 100 completed the trials seven years after Textron received the first contract for the construction of a new generation of LCAC (landing craft, air cushion) in July 2012. “Our ship-to-shore connector craft […]

  • 13 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Textron Systems Unmanned Systems announced on Wednesday that it began on-water testing for the fourth-generation Common Unmanned Surface Vehicle (CUSV) under the U.S. Navy’s Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS) program. The company said it completed the design, build and component test phases of the UISS program in November 2016. Following component testing, Textron Systems began the systems […]

  • 22 August 2014

    Beechcraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company, has delivered two Beechcraft T-6C+ military trainers ordered earlier this year to the Mexican Navy Secretaría de Marina (SEMAR), as well as one King Air 350ER, the second of four on order, as part of the Mexican Navy’s ongoing fixed-wing aircraft modernization program. […]

  • 31 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    US DoD Expresses Concern to China for Dangerous Intercept The US Defense Department has expressed its concern to Chinese diplomatic officials about an Aug. 19 incident in which an armed Chinese fighter jet conducted a dangerous intercept of a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon patrol aircraft, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters […]

  • 17 June 2020

    The US Navy’s newest ship-to-shore connector (SSC), LCAC 101, concluded acceptance trials last week after successfully completing a series of graded in-port and underway demonstrations for the navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV).

  • 28 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Textron Inc., New Orleans, Louisiana, is being awarded a $21,9 million modification to a previously awarded contract for the construction of Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) 101 of the ship-to-shore connector (SSC) program.   The SSC program is the functional replacement for the existing fleet of LCAC vehicles, which are nearing the end of their service life. It […]

  • 18 November 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Textron, Inc. began fabrication of the US Navy’s first Ship to Shore Connector (SSC) at its New Orleans facility Nov. 17. In October, the Navy approved Textron to start production following the SSC Production Readiness Review during which the Navy evaluated the design maturity, availability of materials, and industry’s ability to start and sustain fabrication. […]

  • 14 November 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Virginia-based sailors from Assault Craft Unit Four (ACU 4) arrived at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) to prepare for the arrival of first Ship to Shore Connector craft to Panama. The US Navy’s next-generation landing craft air cushion is set to arrive in December 2017. In addition to preparations for the arrival […]

  • 1 April 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Textron Inc. received an $84 million contract for construction of Landing Craft, Air Cushions (LCACs) 102 and 103 and their associated technical manuals under the Ship to Shore Connector (SSC) program. The SSC Program is the functional replacement for the existing fleet of LCAC vehicles, which are nearing the end of their service life. The SSC […]

  • 17 April 2020

    The US Navy has awarded a USD 386 million fixed price incentive-firm target and firm fixed price contract modification to Textron Systems for the construction of fifteen additional ship to shore connector craft.  Work will be performed primarily in New Orleans, Louisiana. Ship to shore connectors are the evolutionary replacement for the existing fleet of […]

  • 28 March 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Beechcraft Corporation, part of the Textron Aviation segment of Textron Inc., said on Tuesday that it had received an initial order from the Mexican Navy Secretaría de Marina (SEMAR) for two T-6C+ military trainers.   This purchase represents the first step in modernizing the Mexican Navy’s fixed-wing aviation fleet and follows a recent expansion of […]

  • 26 July 2011
    Industry news

    Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $549,999,711 firm-fixed-price modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-10-C-0015) for long lead materials and components associated with the manufacture and delivery of 19 lot eight UH-1Y build new aircraft; eight AH-1Z remanufactured aircraft; and six lot eight AH-1Z build new aircraft. This […]

  • 9 December 2011

    Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Hurst, Texas, is being awarded an $85,201,239 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the software upgrades in support of the H-1 Upgrade Program.  This contract includes design, development, studies, and implementation of the upgrades to existing software and ancillary hardware and/or improved functionality and obsolescence management of the aircraft. Work will be […]

  • 27 August 2019
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Expeditionary Warfare USV, an unmanned surface vessel armed with a Longbow Hellfire missile system and a .50 gun mounted on a remote weapon station, showed off its capabilities at the 2019 Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) at Camp Lejeune, N.C. The unique weaponized USV is capable of performing force protection and long-range USV missions […]

  • 9 July 2012
    Industry news

    Textron, Inc., New Orleans, La., is being awarded a $212,722,820 fixed-priced incentive-fee contract for the detail design and construction of a ship to shore connector (SSC) test and training craft and technical manuals. The SSC program is the functional replacement for the existing fleet of landing craft, air cushion vehicles, which are nearing the end […]

  • 8 February 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy awarded Bell Helicopter Textron a $49 million contract for the procurement of long-lead items and components for the AH-1Z aircraft. The contract covers the acquisition of components for 27 Lot 15 AH-1Z helicopters that are used in the U.S. Marine Corps. Bell Helicopter will perform the work in Fort Worth and Amarillo, Texas, and […]

  • 28 March 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy auxiliary landing ship dock RFA Mounts Bay served as the test bed for a mobile US Navy minehunting force during a recent test off the coast of Virginia. The test included helicopters, divers, remote-controlled boats and automated surveying machines and was intended to see whether a task force without a minehunter assigned to […]

  • 24 June 2020
    Equipment & technology

    Rolls-Royce has secured contracts with the US Navy for ship engines, propulsion components and services valued at up to $115.6 million.

  • 30 January 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command to provide Gen II mission computers for the H-1 Upgrade helicopter program. Under the $9.3 million firm-fixed-price order, Northrop Grumman will supply Gen II mission computers and trays for the H-1 Upgrade program’s Lot 10 production aircraft. Deliveries are expected […]

  • 25 January 2019
    Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The US Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Mission Module Program recently completed shipboard integration testing of two unmanned systems on board USS Independence (LCS 2). The two systems — General Dynamics-developed Knifefish unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) and Textron-developed Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS) — are part of the mine countermeasures mission package (MCM MP), which […]

  • 8 September 2011
    Equipment & technology

      ZTEC Instruments today announced that Lockheed Martin and Textron Systems AAI Corp selected the ZT4628 oscilloscope and ZT8442 RF/IF digitizerrespectively for the US Navy’s electronic Consolidated Automated Support System (eCASS) to test military aircraft on naval aircraft carriers and shore-based depots. Under the eCASS program, the Navy will replace approximately 600 ship- and land-based […]