Scorpion ISR/Strike Aircraft Completes More Testing

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    Scorpion ISR/Strike Aircraft Completes More Testing – U.S. Military And International Customers Being Sought


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    Textron AirLand, LLC, a joint venture between Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) and AirLand Enterprises, LLC, today announced that the Scorpion Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR)/Strike aircraft completed additional test flights in January and February. The most recent test flight occurred on February 13.

    The Scorpion team is planning to conduct several hundred hours of additional flight tests in 2014, each flight targeting specific objectives pushing the aircraft’s airspeed, altitude, and performance envelope. “Overall, we’ve had very positive results through the initial test flights. In these early flights, we have evaluated the aircraft performance and tested a wide range of mechanical and electronic systems. The Scorpion is a very agile platform and I’m confident in the airframe as we continue through the test and evaluation phase,” commented Dan Hinson, chief test pilot for the Scorpion team and 23-year veteran Navy pilot.

    Most of the test flights will be conducted at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, and the team is planning numerous flights outside of the area.:thumb::thumb:


    Textron AirLand is pursuing sales opportunities with US military branches as well as a number of US partner nations. The company is seeking market license and export approvals for additional opportunities, driven by early interest from specific US partner nations.

    Scorpion ISR/Strike Aircraft Completes More Testing – U.S. Military And International Customers Being Sought | Ottawa Citizen
     
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    WICHITA, Kan. --- Textron AirLand today announced that the Scorpion Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR)/Strike aircraft completed additional test flights in January and February. The most recent test flight occurred on February 13.

    The Scorpion team is planning to conduct several hundred hours of additional flight tests in 2014, each flight targeting specific objectives pushing the aircraft’s airspeed, altitude, and performance envelope. “Overall, we’ve had very positive results through the initial test flights. In these early flights, we have evaluated the aircraft performance and tested a wide range of mechanical and electronic systems. The Scorpion is a very agile platform and I’m confident in the airframe as we continue through the test and evaluation phase,” commented Dan Hinson, chief test pilot for the Scorpion team and 23-year veteran Navy pilot.

    Most of the test flights will be conducted at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, and the team is planning numerous flights outside of the area.

    Textron AirLand is pursuing sales opportunities with US military branches as well as a number of US partner nations. The company is seeking market license and export approvals for additional opportunities, driven by early interest from specific US partner nations.

    Textron AirLand is showcasing the Scorpion at major defense industry exhibitions across the globe. In February, Scorpion was featured in a static display at the Singapore Airshow, recognized as Asia’s largest air show, and at DefExpo 2014, India’s largest annual defense conference. At the Air Force Air Warfare Symposium on February 20th, the Scorpion will be discussed as part of an “Adapting for the Future” forum in which Textron CEO Scott Donnelly and other senior aviation executives will serve as the forum’s panelists; and in March, Scorpion will be represented at FIDAE 2014, Chile’s leading defense solutions exposition, attracting military leaders from many Latin American countries.

    Textron AirLand, LLC is a joint venture between Textron Inc. and AirLand Enterprises, LLC with the purpose of designing and manufacturing an affordable, capable jet platform based on commercially available technologies and processes for the tactical military jet aviation market.


    Textron is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, 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 and Textron Systems.

    AirLand Enterprises, LLC was formed by a group of experienced aerospace and defense executives dedicated to bringing an effective, low-cost, ISR/Strike jet to domestic and international military markets, replacing aging aircraft and complimenting high-end multi-role fighters.
     
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    Specifications? Abilities? Which generation?
     
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    It is an Intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance & light attack aircraft

    Textron AirLand Scorpion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    interesting part is still aircraft like this , Su-25 frogfoot & A-10a thunderbolt still has life in age of stealth & UAV's

    and India has none of these type of aircraft:confused::frusty:
     
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    What about our drones? They can serve the purpose of Intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance right?
     
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    You are right we have drones but Isreali one should neve believe in borrowed power even thought we have paid for it no contry will sale Top end model all they sale is downgraded ,Indian Rustom-1 under testing & Rustom-H is yet to make first flight , Aura still in designing phase

    and Scorpion can do ground attack as well , this type of aircraft will defnitely suit our Cold start doctrine doctrine which will provide CAS to the Mechanized inventory

    In Georgia War Su-25 was flew by both Russians & georgia in ground attack role & they did exceptional job

    A-10A thunderbolt flies more sorty for US airforce than any other in all of NATO mission

    Air superiority fighters will ensure ur masters of sky , Attack aircraft like Su-25 & A-10A will ensure your ground troops move on & occupy enemy territory soon & they can take lot of punishment from Anti aircraft gun , but still can make back to base

    Indian Army Mini airforce concept also has a ground attack aircraft along with Attack choppers

    These aircrafts are really flying battle tank:thumb:
     
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    Awesome. Thanks for the well explained reply.
     
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    Simple answer is Drones and Jaguars (Its main role is SEAD and ground support). We already have Mig-27 and Jaguar for ground support role.
     

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