DEFENSE Textron AirLand flew the first production-conforming Scorpion on Dec. 22. Changes to the light surveillance/attack jet include a Garmin G3000 integrated cockpit and 4 deg. of wing sweep. Leonardo flew the prototype M345 jet trainer on Dec. 29. The former S.211/M311 prototype is updated with new nose, avionics, inlets and Williams FJ44-4M turbofan. Deliveries to Italy are to begin in 2018. At least five teams will bid for the $16.3 billion U.S. Air Force T-X competition to supply ...

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