Cessna and Bell Contributed to Parent Company Textron’s Scorpion Military Jet

AINalerts » September 17, 2013
September 17, 2013, 2:35 PM

Cessna Aircraft and Bell Helicopter both contributed to the design and development of parent company Textron’s new Scorpion military jet, which was unveiled yesterday. According to a Textron spokesman, Bell brought composite expertise to the project, while Cessna designed and built the jet at its Pawnee facility in Wichita. A nearly completed prototype, which has been fitted with a pair of Honeywell TFE731 turbofans, is expected to fly by year-end. Low-rate initial production is scheduled to start in 2015 at Cessna’s Wichita plant.

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Bloke
on September 18, 2013 - 2:45am

Designed and built by Cessna? Must be a Cessna.

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