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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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General Atomics Predator B
Aug 16, 2016 - 9:59 AM
General Atomics said two MQ-9 Predator Bs participated in the Pacific Dragon naval exercise off Hawaii in late June.
U.S. sailors with AeroVironment Puma AE
Aug 15, 2016 - 4:12 PM
The hand-launched drone supports surface ships that do not have their own organic helicopter or aircraft capability, according to the Navy.
F-16B in flight
Aug 15, 2016 - 7:33 AM
The Diehl BGT IRIS-T weapon was carried by aircraft flown to Australia for big multinational exercise.
State of the Air Force briefing at Pentagon
Aug 10, 2016 - 10:10 PM
The U.S. Air Force and Boeing potentially would have to renegotiate the KC-46 tanker program, says Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James.
Lockheed Martin weapon close-up
Aug 10, 2016 - 7:27 AM
But rivalry with alternative provider Raytheon continues.
Aug 9, 2016 - 12:23 PM
With Poland’s order still not finalized, deal is a welcome boost for Airbus Helicopters
F-16 takeoff
Aug 9, 2016 - 12:20 PM
The 'Distant Frontier' training event was a live, virtual and constructive system first, according to developer Northrop Grumman.
MiG-29K landing
Aug 9, 2016 - 7:41 AM
The Admiral Kuznetsov will contribute to the Russian air campaign later this year.
MV-22B Osprey
Aug 4, 2016 - 3:21 PM
The flight of an MV-22B Osprey
AW139 in flight
Aug 4, 2016 - 12:38 PM
Pakistan is the latest government customer for the medium twin, according to Leonardo Helicopters.