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Ma rine *tr°n inc. Syst ems
For example, the SES Fireboat will add a new dimension to fire suppression, search and rescue operations, security and pollution monitoring in New York City's harbor. Designed to conquer gridlock in cities like Washington the air cushion water taxi will decrease travel time between airport and central city without making any environmental waves. And when
Textron Marine Systems' UACV inadvertently crosses over bird nests during oil exploration in
Gulf Coast areas, it does not destroy the eggs
These are some of the ways Textron Marine
Systems' technology serves society and pro tects nature.
From the first operational Surface Effect Ship (SES) Fireboat built in the United States, to the design of an air cushion water taxi for the
Potomac, to a family of Utility Air Cushion Vehi- cles (UACV) supporting oil and gas operations in the marshlands, our innovative marine prod- ucts serve commercial and military interests worldwide. But there's more to Textron Marine
Systems' craft than meets the eye.