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Textron Airland is showcasing for the first time its Scorpion aircraft at Farnborough 2014.


| 2014
 
 
Farnborough International AirShow 2014
International Aviation & Aerospace defence exhibition

14 - 20 July 2014
Farnborough , United Kingdom
 
 
Textron Scorpion at Farnborough AirShow 2014
 
 
Textron Airland is showcasing for the first time its Scorpion aircraft at Farnborough 2014
 
Textron showcases for the first time its new Scorpion at the Farnborough International Air Show from July 14 to 20. The aircraft is being developed for use as a jet trainer, surveillance platform or light strike aircraft.
     
Textron showcases for the first time its new Scorpion at the Farnborough International Air Show from July 14 to 20. The aircraft is being developed for use as a jet trainer, surveillance platform or light strike aircraft.
Textron Scorpion Aircraft at the Farnborough 2014 static display
     
At Farnborough 2014, Scorpion is displayed with several weapons models such as: Raytheon Griffin Missiles, Boeing JDAM and SDBs, Textron Systems Weapon & Sensor Systems G-CLAWs, Raytheon Enhanced Paveway 4, and Lockheed Martin Hellfire and DAGR. Scorpion may be configured to accommodate various infrared air-to-air missiles and wing-mounted gun pods.

Air Recognition learned that the most recent test flights in May-June have gone smoothly, evaluating the aircraft’s performance at speeds up to 455 KTAS. During a typical test flight, Scorpion’s two test pilots execute a planned set of aerial maneuvers and system checks, as the data is automatically gathered and transmitted to the engineering team for analysis. The latest tests have included:

• Avionics and Electrical Systems Evaluations
• Environmental and OBOGS System Evaluations
• High and low speed flight characteristics
 

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