XM1100 Scorpion Scores Hits in All Live Fire Tests

Released on Monday, December 6, 2010
United States of America
XM1100 Scorpion
DM - Dispensing Module
Wilmington, MA - December 6, 2010 - Textron Defense Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that its XM1100 Scorpion networked ground munitions system successfully completed U.S. Army hot environment performance testing at Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona, marking a key milestone in the verification of Scorpion system performance across all operational environments. The Scorpion system performed successfully during live-fire engagements against moving main battle tanks and medium armored personnel carrier targets, scoring hits with its highly lethal explosively formed penetrator warhead in 100 percent of these live fire tests. Additional demonstrations at the event featured Scorpion's communication, command and control and power management capabilities as well as the operational reliability of the system during nearly a month of severe, hot environmental conditions.

The Scorpion system consists of an advanced munition control station that provides the soldier with situational awareness and positive control of the Scorpion munitions, and the Scorpion munitions' dispensing module (DM). It fuses sensor data from a single DM or a field of multiple networked DMs in order to detect, track, classify, report, engage and destroy targets. These features enable the Scorpion networked munition system to provide the Army an active obstacle capability that scales from combat outpost protection to large-scale shaping of the battlefield.

"Effective, reliable performance is a critical benefit of our Scorpion system," says Senior Vice President and General Manager Mark Catizone of Textron Defense Systems. "In addition, we have incorporated several features for safe battlefield operation. Continuous man-in-the-loop connectivity hinders enemy approach and protects friendly forces, while the provision for both non-lethal and lethal effects gives warfighters all the tools they need for a timely and appropriate threat response."

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