Textron To Unveil Scorpion Networked Munition System At DEFEXPO

  • Our Bureau
  • 08:14 AM, January 17, 2014
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Textron Systems will showcase its Scorpion ground-based networked munition system along with other end-to-end solutions addressing the border security and intelligence requirements faced by regional customers at Defexpo India 2014, 6-9 February in New Delhi.

The XM1100 Scorpion (previously known as the Intelligent Munitions System or IMS) is a smart system, which allows controlled and safe use of munitions in the battlefield and prevents unwanted munitions from being buried and forgotten.

It is remotely operated and can be left in the field on an automatic mode or turned off to allow friendly vehicles to pass through the area. Each module contains 4 anti-vehicle smart munitions that are fired into the air and release a guided warhead that will descend vertically on the target.

The exhibit also highlights unmanned aircraft, including the proven Shadow and Aerosonde platforms, complemented by a range of maritime capabilities from the agile Common Unmanned Surface Vessel to the next-generation Ship-to-Shore Connector amphibious landing craft, as well as flexible and rugged MicroObserver Unattended Ground Sensors. Tying these assets together are robust Remote Video Terminal configurations and software solutions, including the company’s RemoteView and ELT geospatial intelligence analysis packages.

“These and other technologies enable an interoperable network of real-time situational awareness that can be applied across the air, land, sea and cyber domains,” says Ian Walsh of Textron Systems’ executive leadership team, who will be in attendance at Defexpo India 2014. “We complete the cycle with reliable, proven weapon systems, from the Sensor Fuzed Weapon we are delivering to the Indian armed forces to our Scorpion ground-based networked munition system. Together, Textron Systems brings a powerful, affordable mix of technologies to bear against our customers’ most challenging needs.”

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