Nareen Melkonian
Apr 17, 2012

Textron Inc. and Hydronalix teamed to develop small naval surface systems

Textron Defense Systems, an operating unit of Textron Inc.’s Textron Systems, and Hydronalix announced today that the organizations have teamed to develop small naval surface systems. The agreement unites Textron Defense Systems' years of experience engineering and manufacturing sophisticated sensor systems and precision weapons with Hydronalix's high-speed, unique, man-portable watercraft. Together, the organizations will explore designs and applications for a family of small naval surface systems capable of executing port security, littoral operations, mine countermeasures and other critical military and homeland security missions. A suite of Unattended Ground Sensors designed to provide situational awareness reliably over a long mission life, as well as ground- and air-based smart weapons are among Textron Defense System’s variety of technologies. Hydronalix is leading the way in developing maritime micro-robotics and is best known for its Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard.