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The Year of the Scorpion (Jet)

The Scorpion reconnaissance and attack aircraft displayed at the Paris Air Show this week is currently on its second European tour, visiting mainland Europe and the UK. Seeking international customers Textron offers the Scorpion at a cost of business aircraft - 'below $20 million per aircraft', and at a flight-hour cost of $3,000 – about 10 – 20 percent of the acquisition and operating costs of modern combat aircraft or advanced trainers.

Privately Developed Scorpion Jet Takes to the Air on Maiden Flight...

Textron Air Land, LLC announced that the Scorpion Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR)/Strike aircraft developed and built by the company has completed its first...

Aerovironment, Textron Systems, IAT to Deliver Lethal Mini-Drone Prototypes in Four...

The U.S. Air Force Rapid Acquisition Cell launched a urgent procurement program for lethal mini-drones, aiming to field such weapons with Special Operations command...

Industry Preparing for the HMMWV recap

Among the heavier tactical vehicles on display were new versions of the BAE Systems' Caiman Multi-Terrain Vehicle (MTV), configured to support Command and Control...

Thales, Textron Selected to Compete for Canadian Next Armored Patrol Vehicle...

Above: The Australian Bushmaster armor and mine protected vehicle. Photo: Thales Two companies the Australian subsidiary of Thales and U.S. based Textron Marine & Land Systems...

Textron, L-3 Com Team to Compete on a $4 billion LCAC...

Textron Marine & Land Systems has teamed with L-3 Communications to pursue the U.S. Navy’s future $4 billion Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC) program. The Navy...

Airbag RPG Countermeasure Completes First Testing Phase

Textron Defense Systems' Tactical Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) Airbag Protection System, (TRAPS), has recently completed the first phase of testing at the Energetic Materials...

AN/GSR-9/10 Family of Unattended Ground Sensors (UGS)

Unattended Ground Sensors (UGS) are a central element in the U.S. Army Brigade Combat Team modernization effort. Part of the FCS Spin-Out program are...

Smart Guards Protect Forward Deployed Forces

A range of Unattended Ground Sensors presented at Eurosatory by several manufacturers, indicated the growing interest in autonomous surveillance and perimeter security, as part...

U-ADD Universal Aerial Delivery Dispenser

A mission configurable payload Universal Aerial Delivery Dispenser (U-ADD) is developed by Textron Systems to be used for aircraft and UAV precision delivery of...

Three MRAP Producers will Share future Orders Worth $8.2 Billion

As vehicle manufacturers ramp up production of Mine resistant, Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles to address urgent requirement to increase troop protection, DOD is about...

Terrain Commander Unattended Netted Surveillance System

Terrain Commander is a network enabled surveillance system, used for military intelligence gathering and battlefield surveillance, force protection, perimeter security, border control. The system's...

Terrain Commander Unattended Netted Ground Sensor

Terrain Commander (TC) (left below) and Terrain Commander 2 (right below) are network enabled surveillance systems, used for military intelligence gathering and battlefield surveillance, force protection, perimeter...

CLAW – Clean Lightweight Area Weapon

The CLAW smart munition introduced by Textron Systems is a new air-to-ground weapon optimized to defeat soft, widely dispersed targets. (Anti-Personnel/Anti-Material). The 64 lb...
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