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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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Rear Adm. Randy Mahr, F-35 deputy program manager
Apr 8, 2014 - 7:22 AM
Modified bulkheads will address cracking issues in early production versions of the Joint Strike Fighter.
Apr 3, 2014 - 1:15 PM
Between March 1 and 26 Russian aircraft approached Bulgaria on nine occasions, flying without flight plans and requiring investigation.
Apr 3, 2014 - 11:54 AM
The Indian Air Force has and urgent need for Stage II intermediate jet trainers.
U.S. Navy MH-60S Seahawk helicopters
Apr 2, 2014 - 10:16 AM
The digital launcher will let the Seahawk carry a variety of weapons and engage a larger set of threats.
Boeing 737 AEW&C
Mar 28, 2014 - 11:30 AM
Qatar has announced a major new $23 billion defense spending program.
Mar 26, 2014 - 11:06 AM
AIN joined the last operational Tristar mission on March 24.
Elbit Hermes 900
Mar 26, 2014 - 10:19 AM
The service will operate the aircraft in tandem with smaller Hermes 450s it already uses.
MQ-9 Reaper fitted with dual-mode Brimstone missiles
Mar 25, 2014 - 4:19 PM
The U.S. Air Force should consider buying the British-made Brimstone for its Reapers, said a British official.
Turkish Air Force F-16
Mar 25, 2014 - 11:42 AM
Under new rules of engagement, Turkey treats any Syrian aircraft approaching the border as a military threat.