Kaman Aerosystems provides products for Textron AirLand Scorpion programme
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.