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TAM, Elbit unveil upgraded Su-25 'Scorpion' close-air support aircraft

Georgian aircraft manufacturer TAM and defense electronics company Elbit Systems Ltd., of Haifa, Israel, announced they have upgraded TAM's Su-25 "Scorpion" with an advanced avionics system, including a Weapon Delivery and Navigation System (WDNS).

An upgraded Scorpion made its official maiden flight on April 18 at the TAM airfield in Tbilisi, Georgia, the companies announced. It will also be displayed at the Paris Air Show in June.

The Su-25 is a close-air support aircraft that can carry a variety of weapons on 10 underwing pylons.


 

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