U.S. Army tests Textron Systems' technologies for Future Combat Systems

WILMINGTON, Mass., 9 April 2007. Engineers at Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. company, demonstrated the performance of the company's Future Combat Systems technologies in military exercises conducted by the U.S. Army. The Future Combat Systems (FCS) Experiment 1.1 exercises featured a mock raid on a fictitious village and demonstrations of high-technology equipment designed to improve the situational awareness and engagement effectiveness of current and future warfighters.

Apr 9th, 2007

WILMINGTON, Mass., 9 April 2007. Engineers at Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. company, demonstrated the performance of the company's Future Combat Systems technologies in military exercises conducted by the U.S. Army. The Future Combat Systems (FCS) Experiment 1.1 exercises featured a mock raid on a fictitious village and demonstrations of high-technology equipment designed to improve the situational awareness and engagement effectiveness of current and future warfighters.

Among the products tested were the Tactical and Urban Unattended Ground Sensor Systems (T-UGS and U-UGS) and Intelligent Munitions System (IMS), produced by the company's Textron Defense Systems operating unit, and Situational Understanding (SU) Analysis software developed by the recently acquired operating unit, Overwatch, Tactical Operations.

Textron Defense Systems' UGS provided real-time images to battle commanders, allowing real-time situational understanding and actionable intelligence. The IMS achieved autonomous detection and successful elimination of enemy vehicles, while Overwatch, Tactical Operations integrated software from FCS partners, provided awareness of enemy threats and battlefield damage assessment over the FCS network.

The T-UGS, U-UGS, and IMS systems provide frontline soldiers with actionable information to minimize their risk while enhancing their overall effectiveness.

Textron Defense Systems was named a Future Combat Systems Tier 1 contractor and the UGS provider to the FCS program in 2003. Overwatch, Tactical Operations, also a Tier 1 FCS One Team Partner, is the lead contractor for the development of the Situational Understanding (SU) component of the Battle Command family of systems.

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