Textron Systems Support Solutions, a Textron Inc. (TXT) business, has been awarded a USD206 million contract from the US Army for Shadow Tactical Aircraft System (TUAS) contractor logistics support (CLS), the company said.
This contract will continue Textron Systems Support Solutions´ long-standing support for the 117 Shadow systems that have been fielded and deployed by the US Army, US Marine Corps, Army National Guard, US Special Operations Command and the Australian Defense Forces.
CLS efforts include systems sustainment management, engineering support, contractor logistics support management, field service operations, depot material repair and management and post productions software support.
The Shadow TUAS delivers intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, communications relay, and laser designation. The Shadow v2 is an all-digital, modern system, optimized for new multi-mission, single-sortie profiles and manned-unmanned teaming. The Shadow v2 also includes a high-bandwidth, encrypted data link that enables the aircraft to carry payloads ranging from high-definition video to secure control for prosecution missions.
The Army is currently teaming the Shadow v2 system with its Apache helicopter fleet for scouting missions within its combat aviation brigades. The Shadow TUAS also is utilized by militaries in Australia, Italy, and Sweden.
Support Solutions trains military personnel and ensures system readiness for its customers. Its field service representatives are actively deployed and work alongside customers to prepare for mission success. Support Solutions provides end-to-end product support, training, and services for an array of Textron and third-party assets.
Textron Systems´ businesses develop and integrate products, services and support for aerospace and defense customers, as well as civil and commercial customers including law enforcement, security, border patrol, and critical infrastructure protection around the globe.
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, and others.