Overwatch to Host Free Software Training At ESRI User Conference

STERLING, VA — July 24, 2008 — Overwatch Geospatial Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, will provide free geospatial data production training for “Building 3-D City Models from Imagery and LIDAR.” The training is scheduled for Friday, August 8, 2008 at San Diego State University and space is limited to the first 20 registered attendees.

The training will develop feature extraction skills to build, analyze and publish a 3D city model from satellite imagery and airborne LIDAR data using the Feature Analyst®, LIDAR Analyst® and Urban Analyst™ software. Seats are limited, and registration is needed prior to attendance. Those who would like more information can email Marilyn Lee at Email Contact.

Overwatch Geospatial Systems will also host a user group meeting on Wednesday, August 6, 2008 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. in room 23 C of the San Diego Convention Center. The meeting will showcase feature extraction projects using the Feature Analyst, LIDAR Analyst and Urban Analyst software as well as preview new tools planned of the 5.0 release. Attendees are welcome to bring questions and provide input during the session.

“The ESRI User Conference has long been a valuable resource for anyone involved in GIS,” said Kevin Opitz, vice president of Sales. “It’s a great place to preview our existing and upcoming product releases, and take a look at the latest developments within the GIS and image processing industries.”

About Overwatch Geospatial Systems

Overwatch Geospatial Systems is the preferred geospatial and imagery software solution provider to the US Intelligence Community and Unified Commands. Used by thousands of government geospatial and imagery analysts, Overwatch Geospatial produces RemoteView, ELT/Series, Feature Analyst, LIDAR Analyst, Urban Analyst, InterSCOPE and ASIS Zoom 500. Overwatch Geospatial Systems is an operating unit of Textron Systems.

About Textron Systems

Textron Systems Corporation (Textron Systems) has been providing innovative solutions to the defense, homeland security and aerospace communities for over 50 years. Known for its precision smart weapons, intelligent battlefield systems, surveillance systems, intelligence software solutions, aircraft control components, piston engines, armored vehicles and unmanned aircraft systems, Textron Systems includes AAI, HR Textron, Lycoming Engines, Overwatch Tactical Operations, Overwatch Geospatial Operations, Textron Defense Systems, and Textron Marine & Land Systems. Textron Systems Corporation is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc. More information is available at www.textronsystems.com.

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) is a $13.2 billion multi-industry company operating in 34 countries with approximately 44,000 employees. The company leverages its global network of aircraft, defense and intelligence, 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, Fluid & Power, Textron Systems and Textron Financial Corporation. More information is available at www.textron.com.

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