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Farnborough: Scorpion makes international debut (video)

9th July 2014 - 10:42 GMT | by Jonathan Tringham in London

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Textron AirLand's Scorpion multi-role ISR/Strike aircraft is set to make its debut at the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) and Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) in July.

The Scorpion will be showcased to international audiences for the first time at RIAT and FIA, after successfully completing a 4,700nm transatlantic flight from Wichita, Kansas to RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire.

Speaking to Shephard, Scorpion programme chief engineer Dale Tutt said the prototype had met or exceeded all objectives during flight tests conducted over the last six months, and was on track to successfully demonstrate its full flight envelope by the end of 2014.  …

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