Textron Inc., headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, is not only one of the world's best known multi-industry companies, it is a pioneer of the diversified business model. Founded in 1923, it has grown into a network of businesses with total revenue of $10.5 billion, and approximately 32,000 employees with facilities and presence in 25 countries, serving a diverse and global customer base. Textron is ranked 220th on the Fortune 500 list of largest U.S. companies. Organizationally, Textron consists of numerous subsidiaries and operating divisions, which are responsible for the day-to-day operation of their businesses.
Known for its unmanned aircraft systems, armored vehicles, advanced marine craft, intelligent battlefield and surveillance systems, intelligence software solutions, precision smart weapons, piston engines, test and training systems, and total life cycle sustainment services, Textron Systems includes AAI Corporation, Lycoming Engines, Overwatch Geospatial Systems, Overwatch Tactical Operations, Textron Defense Systems, and Textron Marine & Land Systems. Textron Systems Corporation is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc.
Textron Defense Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems Corporation manufactures air launched weapons, smart submunitions, intelligent battlefield munitions and sensor systems, and ground and airborne surveillance systems. Major contracts in the area of force protection including: Intelligent Munitions System, FCS Tactical and Urban Unattended Ground Sensors and a Man-in-the-Loop Force Protection System called Spider. Textron acquired Innovative Survivability Technologies (IST), which brings over 20 years' experience in survivability systems including vehicle protection systems and radiation systems for homeland security applications.
Textron Overwatch Geospatial Systems is the industry leader in geospatial analysis and exploitation solutions and services. Its flagship products, RemoteView and ELT Series, provide a comprehensive range of capabilities, from high-powered exploitation and mapping for geospatial analysts to image analysis tools for tactical users. Its flexible solution architecture includes modules such as V-TRAC, Feature Analyst, LIDAR Analyst and Urban Analyst which include sophisticated visualization tools for geospatial intelligence professionals. Overwatch Geospatial Systems helps imagery and geospatial analysts integrate multi-source data to deliver advanced exploitation capabilities, with greater accuracy, and in shorter response times than available alternatives. Overwatch Tactical Operations is the main supplier of intelligence software for the Army's Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS-A), software provider for the Situational Awareness and data fusion functions supporting the Future Combat Systems (FCS), lead software developer for the Army's SIGINT Program -- Prophet and primary developer for the Army's Human Terrain System (HTS).
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- Counter-IED explosives operations
- Weapons technology
- Intelligence analysis
- Technical intelligence
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