Ka­man Aerosys­tems pro­vides prod­ucts for Tex­tron AirLand Scor­pion pro­gramme

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Ka­man Aerosys­tems an­nounced that its sub­sidiary, Ka­man Com­pos­ites – Wi­chita, Inc., pro­vided a num­ber of com­po­nents for the re­cently in­tro­duced Tex­tron AirLand Scor­pion pro­to­type air­craft. Th­ese com­po­nents in­cluded the wing as­sem­bly, ver­ti­cal and hor­i­zon­tal sta­bilis­ers, wing fuel ac­cess pan­els, main land­ing gear doors and sev­eral close out pan­els.

“Ka­man is proud to have sup­ported the de­vel­op­ment ef­fort for the Scor­pion pro­gramme. 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,” stated James Lar­wood, Pres­i­dent, Ka­man Aerosys­tems.

The Tex­tron AirLand Scor­pion ISR/Strike Air­craft pro­gramme and pro­to­type air­craft were un­veiled at the Air Force As­so­ci­a­tion Air & Space Con­fer­ence and Tech­nol­ogy Ex­po­si­tion in Na­tional Har­bor, Mary­land, on Septem­ber 16, 2013. The first flight is an­tic­i­pated to oc­cur be­fore the end of the year. The air­craft was de­vel­oped by a joint ven­ture be­tween Tex­tron Inc. and AirLand En­ter­prises, LLC. The Scor­pion is a ver­sa­tile in­tel­li­gence, sur­veil­lance and re­con­nais­sance (ISR)/strike air­craft plat­form.

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