Kaman Aerosystems components contribute to novel Textron AirLand Scorpion prototype

WICHITA, Kan., 17 Oct. 2013. The Textron AirLand Scorpion prototype aircraft employs multiple components—including the wing assembly, vertical and horizontal stabilizers, wing fuel access panels, main landing gear doors, and several closeout panels—from Kaman Composites - Wichita Inc., a subsidiary of Kaman Aerosystems.

Oct 17th, 2013
Scorpion
Scorpion

WICHITA, Kan., 17 Oct. 2013. The Textron AirLand Scorpion prototype aircraft employs multiple components—including the wing assembly, vertical and horizontal stabilizers, wing fuel access panels, main landing gear doors, and several closeout panels—from Kaman Composites - Wichita Inc., a subsidiary of Kaman Aerosystems.

The Scorpion, a versatile intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) and strike aircraft platform, was developed by a joint venture between Textron Inc. and AirLand Enterprises LLC. “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,” says Kaman Aerosystems President James Larwood.

The Textron AirLand Scorpion program and prototype aircraft were unveiled at the Air Force Association Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition in National Harbor, Md., on 16 September 2013. The first flight is anticipated to occur before the end of the year.

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