Textron Systems is an aerospace and defense development and manufacturing firm headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island. 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’ businesses are industry-leading developers and integrators of unmanned systems, advanced marine craft, armored vehicles, intelligent battlefield and surveillance systems, geospatial management and analysis systems, intelligence software solutions, precision weapons, piston engines, test and training systems, and total lifecycle sustainment and operational services.
Its operating units are:
Support Solutions, Electronic Solutions, Unmanned Systems (Hunt Valley, Maryland)
Advanced Information Solutions (Austin, Texas)
Geospatial Solutions (Sterling, Virginia)
Lycoming Engines (Williamsport, Pennsylvania)
Marine & Land Systems (Slidell, Louisiana)
TRU Simulation & Training (Goose Creek, South Carolina)
Weapon & Sensor Systems (Wilmington, Massachusetts): a maker of weapons and surveillance systems
Textron bought and acquired AAI Corporation in 2007, which has now evolved into the Support Solutions, Electronic Systems and Unmanned Systems business units mentioned above. AAI Corporation has developed and fielded products such as the RQ-7B Shadow UAV and various ground control technologies such as the One System Ground Control Station (OSGCS) and the Universal Ground Control Station (UGCS).