Textron Techniques Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) firm, introduced as we speak the primary operational flights of its Aerosonde® Unmanned Air System (UAS) for the Nigerian Military. The Aerosonde UAS hosts intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities and would be the first UAS functionality of its variety in nation. Nigeria took supply of a number of Aerosonde 4.7 Mounted Wing UAS autos to reinforce the nation’s home safety and for ISR missions. Contractor Logistics Help (CLS) companies are a part of the settlement and embrace offering on-going sustainment, logistics companies, elements and repairs assist, technical publication updates and steady asset assist in the course of the contract.

Aerosonde gives a multi-mission functionality with a observe file of confirmed reliability and efficiency from over 585,000 flight hours all around the world. Designed for expeditionary land- and sea-based operations, Aerosonde is supplied to ship simultaneous day/night time full-motion video, extensive space surveillance, voice communications relay, alerts intelligence and extra. The Aerosonde UAS can be accessible in export pleasant, non-ITAR configurations that solely require licensing by way of the US Division of Commerce for choose international locations. The contract is permitted by the U.S. State Division as a part of the International Navy Gross sales program.


Textron Techniques Aerosonde Unmanned Air System (UAS). (Photograph by Textron Techniques)

“We’re excited to see the continued enlargement of Aerosonde to our associate international locations. This supply provides to our rising worldwide presence and highlights the market progress for superior unmanned capabilities,” stated Wayne Prender, Senior Vice President of Air Techniques. “We all know the Aerosonde system will make a distinction for Nigeria because it offers essentially the most cost-effective real-time ISR functionality in its class.”

Textron Techniques is a world chief in unmanned air, floor and land merchandise, companies and assist based on the mixed experience in our household of manufacturers that features Textron Techniques, Howe & Howe, Lycoming, and ATAC. We harness the limitless energy of teamwork to unravel unimaginable issues throughout seven specialised domains: air, land, sea, propulsion, weapon techniques, digital techniques and check, coaching & simulation. Textron Inc. is a multi-industry firm that leverages its international community of plane, protection, industrial and finance companies to supply clients with modern options and companies. Textron is understood around the globe for its highly effective manufacturers similar to Bell, Cessna, Beechcraft, Pipistrel, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat, and Textron Techniques.