Textron Companies Exhibit Modern Capabilities at Aero India
Bell Helicopter, Textron Systems & Textron Aviation Partner for Joint Exhibit
NEW DELHI, INDIA (February 11, 2015) – Bell Helicopter, Textron Aviation, Inc. and Textron Systems, all businesses of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT), announced today their joint presence during Aero India 2015, February 18-22, at Air Force Station Yelahanka, Bengaluru.
“Our strong showing at Aero India is evidence of Textron’s commitment to forge strategic relationships for coproduction and development in India,” said Inderjit Sial, president and managing director of Textron India Private Ltd. “Textron’s multi-industry approach and investment in research and technological advancements deem us a partner of choice. We are trusted by our customers, and we are here to help fulfill India’s defense and aerospace requirements.”
Bell Helicopter will emphasize its latest military and commercial rotorcraft offerings.
The state-of-the-art Bell 407GT tactical light commercial helicopter is an ideal aircraft for armed reconnaissance surveillance, bringing together the Garmin G1000H™ flight deck with precision weapons capability. The aircraft offers a highly flexible and configurable modern weapons system to meet various mission and operational needs with the capacity to carry personnel inside a closed cabin.
The unarmed version of the aircraft, the Bell 407GX, will be on static display during show hours.
Bell Helicopter and Textron Systems recently announced an agreement establishing Dynamatic Technologies Limited of Bangalore as a single source supplier of major airframe assemblies for the Bell 407GX and 407GT over the next seven years. Both companies remain engaged in identifying additional business opportunities to further build on Dynamatic’s Premier supplier capabilities as Bell Helicopter looks to invest and expand operations and product offerings in India.
Textron Systems will have a selection of proven military and security solutions, including precision weapons, protection systems and unmanned aircraft systems.
In the area of weapon systems Textron Systems will exhibit its Sensor Fuzed Weapon (SFW™), a highly effective air-delivered area weapon – in the inventory of the Indian Air Force – designed to defeat an array of moving and fixed targets on land, at sea and in littoral environments, along with its advanced G-CLAW™ and new Fury™ precision guided weapon systems. Also on display will be several protection systems: the Spider™ man-in-the-loop system consisting of sensors, communications and munitions; the Scorpion™ networked munitions system; and the flexible, easy to use MicroObserver® Unattended Ground Sensor system.
In the area of unmanned systems Textron Systems will present the Shadow® Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System, utilized by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps and the militaries of Australia, Italy and Sweden, and the expeditionary Aerosonde® Small Unmanned Aircraft System, which offers proven multi-mission performance in both military and commercial land-and-sea based applications.
Textron Aviation will highlight its special missions and commercial capabilities at Aero India’s event in Bengaluru this week. The company will display a special missions-configured Beechcraft King Air 350ER.
The King Air 350ER twin turboprop is an extended-range (ER) airplane, which includes additional fuel capacity and increased capability landing gear allowing for a 2,500 nautical mile range and take-off weight of 16,500 lbs. The demonstrator aircraft that is on display at Aero India has a unique interior configuration that highlights the versatility and utility of the King Air family of aircraft with a forward club seating arrangement with four VIP chairs and two writing/work tables, and in the aft cabin is a fully functioning medical station complete with medical oxygen, vacuum and pressure, a medical cabinet and a side-facing, three-place couch for doctor/medical attendants.
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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. More information is available at www.textronsystems.com.
About Bell Helicopter
Bell Helicopter, a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., is an industry-leading producer of commercial and military, manned and unmanned vertical-lift aircraft and the pioneer of the revolutionary tiltrotor aircraft. Globally recognized for world-class customer service, innovation and superior quality, Bell's global workforce serves customers flying Bell aircraft in more than 120 countries. More information is available at www.bellhelicopter.com.
About Textron Aviation Inc.
Textron Aviation Inc. is the leading general aviation authority and home to the iconic Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands, which account for more than half of all general aviation aircraft flying. The Textron Aviation companies include Cessna Aircraft Company and Beechcraft Corporation, bringing together decades of unmatched experience in designing, building and supporting airplanes. It provides the most versatile and comprehensive general aviation product portfolio in the world through five principal lines of business: business jets, general aviation and special mission turboprop aircraft, high performance piston aircraft, military trainer and defense aircraft, and a complete global customer service organization. Its broad range of products include such best-selling aircraft as Citation and Hawker business jets, King Air and Caravan turboprops and T-6 military trainer aircraft, all of which are backed by the industry’s largest global service network. For more information, visit txtav.com.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, and Textron Systems. More information is available at www.textron.com.