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Textron AirLand's ISR/Strike platform takes flight

13th December 2013 - 08:12 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in London


Textron AirLand has completed the first flight of its Scorpion ISR/Strike technology demonstrator, with a 1.4 hour flight from McConnell AFB in Wichita, Kansas.

The Scorpion, which is aimed at providing a dual role capability at a lower cost than conventional strike ISR platforms, has been in development by the Textron and AirLand Enterprises joint venture since January 2012.

‘We set out with a clean sheet to design, with commercial best practices, a very affordable and versatile tactical ISR/Strike aeroplane that can accomplish a variety of missions and carry a variety of payloads at a very competitive price,’ William Anderson,

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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