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Textron AirLand Scorpion

Textron AirLand has developed the two-seat, twin-engined Scorpion as a low-cost tactical aircraft, with the attack and ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) roles very much in mind. It made its maiden flight on December 13, 2013, and the manufacturer foresees a significant market for such an aircraft in the current fiscal environment. The use of technology and components developed for Cessna business jets helps keep costs down, as does the Scorpion's modular mission system, intended to allow the integration of new systems without significant extra expenditure. RIAT 2014 will be the first prototype Scorpion's world debut.

Photo credit: Textron Airland

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