Versatile ISR/Strike Aircraft
Scorpion Jet – Aircraft Features:
Introducing a formidable new species in jet flight:
No other jet has the surveillance and strike capability of Scorpion. And at less than $20 million to acquire, and $3,000 per flight hour, no other jet matches Scorpion’s affordability.
Scorpion is jet fast – with the ability to get to an escalating situation quickly – yet can maneuver at much lower speeds, if the mission requires it. Quickly reconfigurable, Scorpion’s interior payload bay is provisioned for sophisticated ISR systems. Plus, Scorpion is capable of being weaponized using a variety of weapon sets, including precision guided munitions (PGMs) for precision strike.
While on mission, Scorpion brings the ability to see and exploit perishable intelligence and strike fleeting targets, bringing tactical advantage to even the most demanding situations.
Scorpion has a composite airframe powered by twin turbofan engines with a tandem cockpit, retractable sensor mounts, internal payload bay, and external stores carriage for precision and non-precision munitions. Its modular architecture allows unencumbered future integration of multiple sensors and weapons, minimizing non-recurring expenses.
|Aircraft Length||44 ft 3 in|
|Wingspan||47 ft 10 in|
|Height||14 ft 2 in|
|Standard Empty Weight||11,800 lbs|
|Max Takeoff Weight||21,250 lbs|
|Max Internal Fuel Load||6,000 lbs|
|Max Internal Payload Bay||3,000 lbs|
|Max Speed||450 KTAS|
|Service Ceiling||45,000 ft|
|Ferry Range||2,400 NM|
- Composite Airframe and Structure
- Reduced Fatigue and Corrosion Issues
- 20,000 Hour Service Life
Scorpion’s Modular Mission System is built on open standards to maximize operational flexibility over the life of the aircraft and drastically reduce the costs associated with integrating new subsystems and updates.
- Allows for additional sensors and weapons with minimal integration costs
- Provides flexibility and scalability to expand capability by adding additional applications and graphics processing hardware
- Based on certified avionics components
Scorpion’s two cockpits use modern, multi-function color displays to present flight, aircraft performance, navigation, and weapons information.
- Built-in Flight Management System
- Class-B Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS)
- Engine Indicating/Crew Alerting System (CAS)/Master Caution
- Dual Air Data Attitude Heading Reference Systems
- Dual Global Positioning System/Satellite-Based Augmentation System (GPS/SBAS)
- Display of External Video (Mission Processor, EO/IR, etc.) – Sensor Agnostic
- Integrated Moving Maps Including Highway in the Sky Functionality
- Weather Radar Controls
- Night Vision Compatible
- Low Power Consumption
- Digital In Flight Sensor Playback for Forensic Analysis
Scorpion is powered by two turbofan engines that together produce approximately 8,000 pounds of thrust. The engines are directed by a Digital Electronic Engine Control and supply conditioned bleed air to the pneumatic system. Accessories mounted on the engine gearbox power electrical and hydraulic systems.
The engines can operate on Jet-A, JP-5, and JP-8 jet fuels.
Scorpion’s internal payload bay provides critical operational flexibility to quickly incorporate new payloads, scaling tactical systems performance to meet operational capability needs.
With its modular partitioning, loading, alignment and retention system, the payload bay can accommodate a variety of sensors, fuel, and communications modules in the most appropriate capability mix to meet a diverse range of mission performance profiles.
Scorpion’s six external hard points can carry up to a total of 6200 pounds of ordnance in a variety of configurations to meet mission needs.
The inboard stations (3 & 4) are also plumbed for additional external fuel tanks to extend operational reach.
Mil Std 1760 connections and NATO standard 14 inch lug ejector racks can interface with a wide range of international weapons.