Textron's Scorpion Jet Equipped With Three Missile Types Completes First Weapons Exercise

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Textron's Scorpion Jet Equipped With Three Missile Types Completes First Weapons Exercise
Textron's Scorpion Jet Equipped With Three Missile Types Completes First Weapons Exercise

Textron AirLand has demonstrated its Scorpion jet equipped with Hydra-70 unguided 2.75-inch rockets, advanced Precision Kill Weapon System and the AGM-114F Hellfire missile at its first weapon exercise.

The Testing took place from Oct. 10 till October 14 in coordination with the US Navy and Air Force, the company announced Wednesday this week.

The company has completed its weapons exercise that demonstrated the Scorpion's close air support mission capability by deployment of the three widely used weapon systems.

The weapons were initially guided to their targets using a ground-based laser designator, and later with an airborne laser on the jet. The first Scorpion prototype is in the midst of its flight test program.

The Scorpion has been deployed to 10 countries in two years of flight operations. It also participated in military training exercises and operations, and can fulfill missions that include intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, close air support, armed reconnaissance and training missions.

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