Textron Systems Unmanned Systems, a Textron Inc. business, announced today that it will make its debut appearance at The Commercial UAV Show, scheduled for October 21-22 at London's Level 2 at Olympia.
Located at booth #9, Textron Systems will showcase the proven platforms, services and operational experiences that have made the company a leading expert in unmanned aviation. Among these are the Aerosonde® Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS), amassing thousands of operational hours per month, and more than 85,000 total flight hours, for commercial and military customers. Since the 1990s, the Aerosonde system has performed in some of the world's harshest environments, from the Arctic to the eye of a hurricane. The company also offers an extensive array of operational, support and training services, including turnkey, fee-for-service Aerosonde SUAS operations with Textron Systems' own experienced operators and maintainers.
David Phillips, vice president for small/medium-endurance UAS, will deliver a keynote address on Wednesday, October 22 at 11:50 a.m. local time entitled, "UAS: A Game-Changer in Oil and Gas Security." He will discuss the superior value that systems like the Aerosonde SUAS can deliver in the oil and gas domain, as well as other key critical infrastructure monitoring and protection applications.
In addition, Sean Baity, systems engineer, will deliver a technical presentation showcasing, "Insight and Advantage: UAS Enterprise Solutions for the Unmanned Age." This event will take place on Tuesday, October 21 at 1:30 p.m. local time.
"Unmanned systems like our Aerosonde SUAS have proven their worth around the world for many years, enhancing human capability in difficult or dangerous environments," said Phillips. "We stand ready to support customers in emerging commercial applications with expertise gleaned from decades of designing, manufacturing, fielding, operating and supporting UAS. The Commercial UAV Show is a wonderful opportunity to bring together thought leaders across the industry."
The Commercial UAV Show is billed as one of the largest global gatherings of the commercial and civil unmanned systems industries, attracting roughly 1,500 attendees and more than 70 exhibitors on key topics including agriculture, infrastructure, pipelines, broadcasting and government.
About Textron Systems
Textron Systems' businesses develop and integrate products, services and support for aerospace and defense customers, as well as civil and commercial customers including those in law enforcement, security, border patrol and critical infrastructure protection around the globe. Harnessing agility and a broad base of expertise, Textron Systems' innovative businesses design, manufacture, field and support comprehensive solutions that expand customer capabilities and deliver value. Textron Systems consists of its Advanced Information Solutions, Electronic Systems, Geospatial Solutions, Lycoming Engines, Marine & Land Systems, Support Solutions, TRU Simulation + Training, Unmanned Systems and Weapon & Sensor Systems businesses. More information is available at www.textronsystems.com.
About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, 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, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. For more information, visit www.textron.com.