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Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
12 December 2013
Origin: United States of America
AirLand Enterprises, Textron AirLand* and Textron Systems (*) lead contractor
Parent System: Scorpion
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2017
Maiden Flight: 12 December 2013
Total Production: ?
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Description: The Textron AirLand Scorpion jet is an affordable, multi-mission tactical military jet platform using commercially available technologies and processes. This twin-seat, twin-engine aircraft has been designed to carry out border and maritime security missions, counter narcotics, provide irregular warfare support, aerospace control alert and humanitarian assistance/disaster response. The all-composite, subsonic Scorpion military aircraft is powered by two turbofan engines developing 8,000-lb of thrust and has a maximum range of 2,400 nautical miles (+4,000 km). The aircraft features six under wing external stores and inner payload bay with the ability to deliver guided and non-guide missiles and weapons. The payload bay is designed to accommodate additional avionics and sensors as well as extra fuel tanks. The program started in September 2013 following the United States Department of Defense (US DoD) budget cuts that make more necessary than ever a non-expensive military jet. The first flight was carried out on December 12, 2013. Textron AirLand, LLC, is a joint venture between Textron Inc and AirLand Enterprises, LLC.
The Scorpion's modular mission system is built on open standards to maximize operational flexibility. This layout allows for additional sensors and weapons with minimal integration costs, provides hardware flexibility and scalability, and is based on certified avionics components. The aircraft's cockpit is based on multi-function color displays. The Scorpion features: built-in flight management system; Class-B Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS); Engine Indicating/Crew Alerting System (CAS)/Master Caution; Dual Air Data Attitude Heading Reference Systems; Dual Global Positioning System/Satellite-Based Augmentation System (GPS/SBAS); Display of External Video (Mission Processor, EO/IR, etc.) - Sensor Agnostic; Integrated Moving Maps Including Highway in the Sky Functionality; Weather Radar Controls; Night Vision Compatible; and Low Power Consumption.
External Stations: 6
Number of Engines: 2
Service Life Flight Hours: 20,000
Height: 14 foot (4.27 meter)
Length: 44 foot (13.3 meter)
Wingspan: 47 foot (14.4 meter)
Ceiling: 45,000 foot (13,716 meter)
Ferry Range: 2,400 nautical mile (4,445 kilometer)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 450 KTAS (833 kph)
Empty Weight: 11,800 pound (5.35 ton)
Fuel Load: 6,000 pound (2.72 ton)
Max Takeoff Thrust: 8,000 pound (3,629 kilogram)
Max Takeoff Weight: 21,250 pound (9.64 ton)
Payload: 3,000 pound (1.36 ton)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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There are 5 news between
12 Dec 2013 and 22 Dec 2016
Thursday, December 22, 2016First Production Scorpion Jet Successfully Completes Maiden FlightWednesday, October 19, 2016Scorpion Jet Successfully Completes First Weapons Delivery TestsWednesday, June 17, 2015I-Master Radar Successfully Integration into Scorpion Light Attack JetTuesday, September 16, 2014G-CLAW Precision Guided Weapon Achieves Successful Live-Fire DemonstrationThursday, December 12, 2013Textron AirLand Scorpion Jet Successfully Completes First Flight
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