Overwatch Geospatial Systems Offers Hands-On Training for Users

Training classes in Feature Analyst, LIDAR Analyst and Urban Analyst will be held in Sterling, VA, from September 16 to 18, 2008. Classes will include beginner and advanced level instruction.

Sterling, VA, August 28, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Overwatch Geospatial Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, will offer training classes for Feature Analyst®, LIDAR Analyst® and Urban Analyst™ in Sterling, Virginia, September 16-18, 2008. The annual Overwatch Geospatial Training Days provides extensive instruction for Overwatch Geospatial software users that will enhance their skill sets by increasing productivity and knowledge base. Half-day training classes will offer new insight to the latest advances in 2D and 3D feature extraction.

Classes will include beginner and advanced level instruction for Feature Analyst and LIDAR Analyst workflows that support geospatial data production. Urban Analyst classes will also provide basic and advanced instruction, demonstrating the use of 3D data for terrain as well as cultural feature data for visualization and the collection of GEOINT.

”Users that take advantage of our Training Days will come away with a new appreciation of the powerful tools that we’ve built into our software,” explained Stuart Blundell, chief operating officer for Overwatch Geospatial’s Visual Learning Systems operations. “The Training Days format provides tremendous value for GIS analysts who wish to maintain or gain new skills in feature extraction, data visualization and urban analyses.”

All training classes will be held at the Overwatch Geospatial Systems offices in Sterling, Virginia. Discounts are available for users who enroll in multiple classes. A class schedule, pricing and sign-up information are all available at http://www.featureanalyst.com/topics/trainingdays.htm

About Overwatch Geospatial Systems
Overwatch Geospatial Systems is the preferred geospatial and imagery software solution provider to the U.S. Intelligence Community and Unified Commands. Used by thousands of government geospatial and imagery analysts, Overwatch Geospatial products include RemoteView, ELT/Series, Feature Analyst, LIDAR Analyst, Urban Analyst, InterSCOPE and ASIS Zoom 500. Overwatch Geospatial Systems is an operating unit of Textron Systems.

About Textron Systems
Textron Systems Corporation has been providing innovative solutions to the defense, homeland security and aerospace communities for over 50 years. Known for its precision smart weapons, intelligent battlefield systems, surveillance systems, intelligence software solutions, aircraft control components, piston engines, armored vehicles and unmanned aircraft systems, Textron Systems includes AAI, HR Textron, Lycoming Engines, Overwatch Tactical Operations, Overwatch Geospatial Systems, Textron Defense Systems, and Textron Marine & Land Systems. Textron Systems Corporation is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc. More information is available at www.textronsystems.com.

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a $13.2 billion multi-industry company operating in 34 countries with approximately 44,000 employees. The company leverages its global network of aircraft, defense and intelligence, 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 Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Fluid & Power, Textron Systems and Textron Financial Corporation. More information is available at www.textron.com.

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