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SAS14: Textron boosts Scorpion test schedule

8th April 2014 - 16:08 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in National Harbor


Textron AirLand is due to ramp up flight testing of its Scorpion strike/ISR aircraft as it aims to achieve more than 300 flight hours by the end of the year, a programme executive has revealed.

The aircraft flew its initial flight test in December 2013, since which it has flown 50 hours across 26 flights in Wichita, Kansas. Approximately 150 flights are expected to be achieved by the end of the year as it completes its envelope expansion testing.

Scorpion is designed as a cost-efficient multi-role aircraft and is therefore designed to operate at both high and low speeds, both

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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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