AAI Test & Training wins U.S. Navy IDIQ contract for universal test sets

HUNT VALLEY, Md. Nov. 16, 2011. AAI Test & Training, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has received an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Indian Head, Md., for the Universal Test Set (UTS).

Nov 16th, 2011

Posted by Skyler Frink

HUNT VALLEY, Md. Nov. 16, 2011. AAI Test & Training, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has received an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Indian Head, Md., for the Universal Test Set (UTS).

The contract has a total potential value of $29.2 million over three years. A first delivery order for $3.1 million includes spares, accessories and related services.

The UTS is a portable, battery-powered test set designed to verify counter-RCIED (radio-controlled improvised explosive device) electronic warfare, or CREW, equipment. Ruggedized and programmable, the UTS can be used to test communication and CREW systems currently deployed around the globe.

UTS systems are in use by the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps. AAI Test & Training has completed 340 total UTS deliveries to date, with another 270 systems scheduled for delivery in early 2012.

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