HUNT VALLEY, Md., Jan. 30, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AAI Logistics & Technical Services, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today that the company has received an award from the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to provide logistics support and concurrency modifications for the B-1B Training System. The award has a total potential value of $162 million over seven years.
Under this award, AAI Logistics & Technical Services will be responsible for operating the B-1B Training System Support Center, located at Dyess Air Force Base in Texas, and providing contractor logistics support for training systems at multiple locations.
"Our training services emphasize high system availability for productive, reliable training operations," says AAI Logistics & Technical Services Senior Vice President and General Manager Diane Giuliani. "We have provided years of successful contractor logistics support for other mission-critical military systems such as the C-17 Globemaster maintenance training system and T-25 Simulator for Electronic Combat Training."
In addition, AAI Logistics & Technical Services will design, develop and deploy concurrency modifications to the B-1B Aircrew and Maintenance Training System.
"Concurrency upgrades enable students to train on a system that reflects the most recent enhancements to the actual aircraft," explains Giuliani. "With so many students preparing for the rigors and uncertainties of field operations, realistic training scenarios build skills and confidence."
About AAI Logistics & Technical Services
AAI Logistics & Technical Services delivers comprehensive life cycle support, sustainment and operational services for defense and security equipment, and is a leading provider of unmanned systems services. With experienced logisticians, maintainers and operators that can be deployed rapidly around the globe, the business offers affordable solutions that deliver superior asset availability and reliable performance, including award-winning performance based logistics, contractor logistics support, depot support, supply chain management, training, and repair and overhaul services. AAI Logistics & Technical Services is an operating unit of Textron Systems. More information is available at www.aaicorp.com.
About Textron Systems
Textron Systems has been providing innovative solutions to the defense, homeland security and aerospace communities for more than 50 years.
Headquartered in Wilmington, Mass., the company is known for its unmanned aircraft systems, advanced marine craft, armored vehicles, intelligent battlefield and surveillance systems, intelligence software solutions, precision smart weapons, piston engines, test and training systems, and total life cycle sustainment and operational services.
Textron Systems includes AAI Logistics & Technical Services, AAI Test & Training, AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Advanced Systems, Aerosonde, ESL Defence, Lycoming Engines, Medical Numerics, MillenWorks, Overwatch, Textron Defense Systems and Textron Marine & Land Systems.
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 Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. More information is available at http://www.textron.com/.