Meanwhile, the Scorpion, Textron's low-cost, surveillance, reconnaissance and intelligence jet is flying. The twin jet made its first flight at McConnell AFB in Wichita, Kan., in late December. The company is promoting the self-funded project as “one of the fastest developments of a U.S.-built tactical jet.” Developed by Textron AirLand, the aircraft was built at an offsite Cessna facility in Wichita, using some of Cessna's top engineering talent and supply chain specialists. While it ...


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