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Expeditionary Ground Control Station Expeditionary Ground Control Station
October 22, 2012

THOUSAND OAKS, CA (October 22, 2012 ) - TECOM Industries, Inc. a Smiths Interconnect business, is pleased to announce the award of a firm fixed price contract from AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems, and operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. Company, for approximately $12.0M.

The contract award is for the production of Expeditionary Ground Control Station (EGCS) portable command and control stations. The EGCS portable command and control stations will support AAI’s Aerosonde® Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS). This contract award is in support of the US Navy Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) services contract, encompassing both land and sea based unmanned aircraft systems operations for the Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force.

“We are pleased to have been selected by AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems on this very important program” stated Gene Joles, TECOM President. “We understand the critical capabilities the EGCS station brings to the war fighter and are proud to be on this team.”

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