Wilmington, MA - May 4, 2009 - Textron Defense Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that its Scorpion networked sensor and munitions platform was tested successfully at two separate events.
A system pre-verification test event took place at Fort Devens, Mass., where the Scorpion system was launched successfully against all six target encounters. Scorpion demonstrated command and control, ground sensor tracking, target engagement and launch effectiveness against the target set.
Customers also tested the Scorpion system at the user jury event at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri. Warfighters were able to emplace the system during several scenarios, including day and night, using everyday and cold-weather gear, on foot and from a vehicle. They also provided the company vital feedback on the ease of use and operation of the Scorpion system, which includes a dispensing module containing lethal munitions as well as sensors to successfully engage targets.
"Our products are designed to be capable and effective tools in the field," says Senior Vice President and General Manager Mark Catizone of Textron Defense Systems. "The Scorpion will offer warfighters a highly adaptable, yet powerful platform to help them accomplish their missions more safely and effectively."
Contractor testing for the Scorpion is expected to continue through June 2009, followed by government qualification testing which is expected to commence this fall.
Source: Textron Defense Systems' XM1100 Scorpion Successful in Recent Test Events
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