Textron Systems (Hall 3, Stand A9) has signed a $38 million contract to develop Unattended Ground Sensor (UGS) systems for the US Army's Future Combat Systems (FCS) programme.

Textron will develop an unattended ground sensor system capable of detecting, classifying, locating and tracking ground vehicles and low flying aircraft and personnel in both rural and urban environments.


It joins 22 other partners selected as part of a "Best of Industry" team to lead the system development and demonstration phase of the Army programme.

The industry team is led by Boeing and Science Applications International.

"Textron Systems joins what is the army's most ambitious and visionary project," says Dennis Muilenburg, vice president and FCS programme manager.

"The FCS programme will employ cutting-edge technology to give our soldiers the best intelligence, combat options and clear advantage on the battlefield."


Source: Flight Daily News