Textron Techniques Company, a Textron Inc. firm, introduced at this time that it has been awarded a contract valued at as much as $22 million by the U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Techniques Command (NAVAIR) to supply UAS operational help to the united statesMiguel Keith, designated ESB-5. The contract begins in FY23 and has a complete potential efficiency interval of 5 years. This award builds on the four-year extension of USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB-4) earlier this 12 months and joins two DDG-class ships, bringing the entire variety of U.S. Navy ships supported by the Aerosonde® UAS system to 4.

“There are quite a few vessels of alternative with the Navy that may profit from constant multi-INT ISR. By means of this fee-for-service contract, the Navy can proceed to mature future shipboard ISR necessities whereas supporting current real-world missions. We’re already seeing the advantages for DDG and ESB- class ships, and we proceed to optimize our providers to ship the distinctive operational and logistical capabilities our prospects demand with the intention to accomplish their mission and hold our sailors secure,” stated Wayne Prender, Senior Vice President, Air Techniques.


Textron Techniques Company profitable first flight and maritime integration of the Aerosonde® Small Unmanned Plane System (SUAS) on a U.S. Navy Guided Missile Destroyer (DDG).

Underneath this contract, Textron Techniques will deploy its Aerosonde UAS to supply prolonged vary intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) providers with enhanced mission payloads aboard the ESB-5. The corporate’s Subject Service Representatives (FSR) will work alongside the sailors onboard to supply help for quite a lot of maritime missions. The Aerosonde system has amassed greater than 585,000 flight hours whereas serving a number of U.S. and worldwide allies. It’s designed for expeditionary land- and sea-based operations in austere environments and is provided for a number of payload configurations. For greater than 10 years, Textron Techniques has supplied turnkey, fee-for-service operations, offering hands-on operational help for patrons all over the world.

Textron Techniques is a world chief in unmanned air, floor and land merchandise, providers and help based on the mixed experience in our household of manufacturers that features Textron Techniques, Howe & Howe, Lycoming, and ATAC. The corporate harness the limitless energy of teamwork to resolve unimaginable issues throughout seven specialised domains: air, land, sea, propulsion, weapon techniques, digital techniques and take a look at, coaching & simulation. From product improvement and manufacturing to coaching, operations and help, Textron Techniques combine and supply ingenious and superior options to help protection, aerospace, and different buyer missions. Textron Inc. is a multi-industry firm that leverages its world community of plane, protection, industrial and finance companies to supply prospects with progressive options and providers.