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Textron Systems Launches Newest Member of its A2PATS Product Line: A2DRI

April 25, 2017
A2DRI
A2PATS®
Test, Training &
Simulation

HUNT VALLEY, Md. — APRIL 25, 2017Textron Systems Electronic Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) business, announced today that its Advanced Architecture Data Recorder/Injector (A2DRI™) has joined the growing Advanced Architecture Phase Amplitude and Time Simulator (A2PATS™) product line.

The A2DRI, a new accessory of Textron Systems’ proven A2PATS product line, allows the A2PATS system to produce or consume user programmable pulse descriptor words (PDWs), such as the Next-Generation Electronic Warfare Environment Generator (NEWEG) digital generator (DGEN) compliant format. The A2DRI interface device ingests and converts the PDWs to be utilized by the A2PATS, which are able to be captured, stored and played back.

This product allows fielded and future A2PATS systems to generate radio frequency (RF) signals in compliance with the U.S. Navy’s NEWEG DGEN standard. A2DRI’s eight terabytes of redundant array of independent disks (RAID) storage allows existing A2PATS users to store, record and play back large amounts of PDWs.

The A2DRI can be easily interfaced through Textron Systems’ open architecture commercial instrument line including RF sources and measurement systems. This new product provides this unique capability to industrial and institutional customers alike.

“We are excited to expand our A2PATS product family through the launch of the A2DRI,” says Senior Vice President and General Manager Steve T. Mensh. “A2DRI gives current customers a competitive choice to easily convert NEWEG DGEN compliant PDWs into the A2PATS format seamlessly.”

About Textron Systems

Textron Systems’ businesses develop and integrate products, services and support for aerospace and defense customers, as well as civil and commercial customers including those in law enforcement, security, border patrol and critical infrastructure protection around the globe.  Harnessing agility and a broad base of expertise, Textron Systems’ innovative businesses design, manufacture, field and support comprehensive solutions that expand customer capabilities and deliver value. Textron Systems consists of its Advanced Information Solutions, Electronic Systems, Geospatial Solutions, Lycoming Engines, Marine & Land Systems, Support Solutions, TRU Simulation + Training, Unmanned Systems and Weapon & Sensor Systems businesses. Textron Systems Electronic Systems is a registered trade name of AAI Corporation. 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, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Bad Boy Off Road, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information visit: www.textron.com.

Certain statements in this press release may project revenues or describe strategies, goals, outlook or other non-historical matters; these forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update them. These statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

A2PATS is a trademark of AAI Corporation.

A2DRI is a trademark of AAI Corporation.

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