Textron AirLand, LLC, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced that the Scorpion is now en route from Wichita, Kansas to France and The United Kingdom, for exhibition at two of the world’s premier defense aviation exhibitions. Scorpion will participate in The International Paris Air Show from June 15 to 18, followed by Royal International Air Tattoo in Fairford, UK, from July 17 to 19. Scorpion will be the guest of multiple European air forces and will fly demonstrations between the air shows.
With its arrival in Europe, Scorpion will have completed three trans-Atlantic flights and flown numerous demonstrations in the U.S., Europe and Latin America. “We introduced Scorpion to the world at the Royal International Air Tattoo and Farnborough International Air Show last summer,” said Bill Anderson, president of Textron AirLand. “Since then we have completed a full year of flight testing, meeting and exceeding all performance targets,” he added.
Milestones Since First Flight, December 2013:
See Scorpion During its “Year of the Scorpion: 2015 Multi-Nation Demonstration”
Scorpion will be on static display in its armed configuration, along with advanced multi-spectral sensors and cameras for ISR missions. Weapon systems on display will include Raytheon Griffin Missiles, Lockheed Martin Hellfire and JAGM, FN Herstal 50 cal gun, Raytheon Enhanced Paveway 4, MBDA Brimstone Missile and Textron Systems G-CLAW. Scorpion will be joined by Beechcraft’s AT-6 Wolverine, Cessna’s Grand Caravan EX and Beechcraft’s Baron G58 ISR, all part of Textron Aviation’s product portfolio designed for special missions.
Scorpion is a multi-mission aircraft designed with diverse capabilities including intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, humanitarian assistance, disaster relief, training and precision strike. Aircraft features include twin-engine power, two-seat operation, large internal payload capacity, high-definition ISR cameras, wing-mounted weapons stations, modern avionics, all-composite structure and more.
Date: Jun 8, 2015