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October 20, 2016, 7:51 AM

Textron’s Scorpion Tactical Jet Drops Weapons

The private venture still lacks a launch customer, but could fulfill the close air support role in the U.S. Air Force.

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A-4N Skyhawk on ramp
May 31, 2016 - 7:37 AM
CAE and Discovery Air also eye contracted-out opportunities elsewhere, including the UK.
May 26, 2016 - 8:27 AM
Maritime patrol aircraft requirement is seen, to counter China’s expansionism in the South China Sea.
May 26, 2016 - 7:23 AM
They are helping local ground forces regain territory from ISIS – but at a high cost in dollars and destruction
May 24, 2016 - 6:44 AM
Training service provider Ascent has awarded the last part of the new Military Flying Training System (MFTS)
AeroVironment Tether Eye drone
May 23, 2016 - 9:18 AM
The Pentagon is evaluating the 'Tether Eye' tethered drone to combat terrorism. The Navy will equip submarines with tube-launched 'Blackwing.'
Mil Mi-38-2 on static
May 20, 2016 - 12:39 PM
A replacement for Russia's Mi-8/17 helicopters is finally in prospect, now that the Western engines and avionics are no longer included.
SPEAR missile in flight
May 19, 2016 - 10:25 AM
MBDA’s Spear weapon will offer long-range and precision, but not until the mid-2020s.
Gripen E rollout
May 19, 2016 - 7:32 AM
But while its many enhanced features were highlighted, the Swedish company is still promoting the recently updated C/D version.
Diamond Dart-450 in flight
May 18, 2016 - 10:30 AM
The Austrian company is entering the civilian and military trainer market with a claimed lower-cost offering.
J-10 in formation
May 17, 2016 - 2:42 PM
The Pentagon’s latest report describes continued improvement in the country’s military aerospace capabilities.