The Textron AirLand Scorpion prototype aircraft..
The Textron AirLand Scorpion prototype aircraft..

These components included the wing assembly, vertical and horizontal stabilizers, wing fuel access panels, main landing gear doors and several closeout panels.

Kaman is proud to have supported the development effort for the Scorpion program. This new twin-jet aircraft is a cost effective solution for lower-threat battlefield and homeland security missions. Our efforts highlight the capabilities of our Wichita composites facility to produce a range of components and assemblies,” stated James Larwood, President, Kaman Aerosystems.

The Textron AirLand Scorpion ISR/Strike Aircraft program and prototype aircraft were unveiled at the Air Force Association Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition in National Harbor, Maryland, recently. The first flight is anticipated to occur before the end of the year. The aircraft was developed by a joint venture between Textron Inc. and AirLand Enterprises, LLC. The Scorpion is a versatile Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR)/Strike aircraft platform.