July 26, 2010      

AAI Corporation, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced that Italy's Ministry of Defense (MoD) - Directorate of General Aeronautical Armament has selected AAI's Shadow 200 Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (TUAS) for the Italian Army. Under this 51 million euro ($64 million) award, Italy will purchase four Shadow TUAS for deployment alongside NATO forces.

The Italian MoD's competitive procurement for TUAS identified several system requirements leadi...

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