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Symtx to Provide U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Engine Test Instrumentation Systems


Hunt Valley, MD .- AAI Corporation, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that its Austin, Texas-based strategic business, Symtx Inc., has been selected by prime contractor EADS North America Test and Services, a division of EADS North America, to jointly deliver new Shaft Engine Test Instrumentation (SETI) systems for U.S. Navy and Marine Corps helicopter engines. The approximately $11.5 million contract calls for two pilot units, 19 production units and options to be delivered through April 2013.

Under this award, test solution and service provider Symtx is responsible for activities including assembly, integration, test and delivery of the 21 SETI systems.

“Symtx has a history of success delivering robust test systems for its military customers,” says Vice President and General Manager Mark Jurovich of Symtx. “The company produces Jet Engine Test Instrument, or JETI, systems for the U.S. Navy that are being used to support auxiliary power units and engines including the F414, F404, F110, F405, F402 and J52.”

The new SETI systems incorporate cutting-edge technologies for data capture, enhanced transfer and test efficiency, and lower fuel consumption during engine testing.

“Symtx delivers a broad range of capabilities to meet customer needs including custom-designed solutions, proven turnkey platforms and post-delivery services and support,” says Vice President of Test and Training Systems Robert Peters of AAI. “Across AAI’s Test and Training Systems business, the same wide spectrum of skills and experience enables customers to test and utilize their mission-critical systems with confidence.”


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