Sensor Fuzed Weapon (Photo: Textron Systems)
Among these technologies are Textron Systems' ground-based smart weapons, which use the company's precise, reliable sensors and safety mechanisms to complete military missions while protecting friendly forces and non-combatants. For example, Textron Defense Systems' SPIDER is a man-in-the-loop, networked munition system incorporating sensors, communications and either lethal or non-lethal effects for scalable, selective engagement.
Textron Systems is known for its renowned SHADOW Tactical UAS, which has amassed more than 700,000 flight hours for customers, including the US Army and USMC. In the company’s highly configurable ONE SYSTEM Remote Video Terminal format, the ONE SYSTEM UAS C2 architecture delivers UAS full-motion video to dismounted troops and powers teaming between manned and unmanned assets. In its next-generation Universal Ground Control Station configuration, it serves as a common, scalable and interoperable C2 centre for numerous platforms.
Attendees are able to learn about Textron Systems' family of tactical wheeled Armored Security Vehicles (ASV), which incorporate advanced ballistic protection with battle-proven firepower and rugged, all-terrain operation at speeds up to 65mls/h. Also represented are the company's trusted fleet of marine craft, including the Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC), a staple of the US Navy. The LCAC is a fully amphibious landing craft that can attain speeds of 40kts or higher, even hauling up to 75t of payload.
ASV (Photo: Textron Systems)
For more information about this technology, please see MILITARY TECHNOLOGY 3/2012 and the MILITARY TECHNOLOGY DEFEXPO SPECIAL ISSUE, available at the show.