Scorpion

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Introducing a formidable new capability in jet flight

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 employing a variety of weapon sets, including precision guided munitions (PGMs) for precision strike.

Scorpion Fact Sheet

Hardpoints and External Payloads

Scorpion’s six external hard points can carry up to a total of 6,200 pounds of ordinance 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.

  • Outboard
    1 / 6
    700 lbs
    Dry
    PGM and GP
  • Center
    2 / 5
    950 lbs
    Dry
    PGM and GP
  • Inboard
    3 / 4
    1,450 lbs
    Wet
    PGM and GP

Hardpoint Payload Options

  • Guided and Unguided
  • Aided Inertial Weapon
  • Infrared Air-to-Air Missile
  • Laser Guided Missile
  • Scaled Munitions
  • Gun
  • Engines

    Scorpion is powered by two turbofan engines that together produce approximately 8,000 pounds of thrust. The engines are controlled by a proven and reliable Digital Control and supply conditioned bleed air to the pneumatic system. Accessories mounted on the engine gearbox power redundant electrical and hydraulic systems.

    The engines can operate on Jet-A, JP-5 and JP-8 jet fuels.

  • Composite Airframe

    • Composite Airframe and Structure
    • Reduced Fatigue and Corrosion Issues
    • 20,000 Hour Service Life
  • Modular Architecture

    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
  • Payload Bay

    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.

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Tandem Cockpit

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)
  • Dual Inertial Reference System
  • Dual Global Positioning System/Satellite-Based Augmentation System (GPS/SBAS)
  • Display of External Video (Mission Processor, EO/IR, etc.) – Sensor Agnostic
  • Garmin Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT)
  • Touch-screen control panels

  • Weather Radar Controls
  • Night Vision Compatible
  • Digital In Flight Sensor Playback for Forensic Analysis

Tandem Cockpit

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)
  • Dual Inertial Reference System
  • Dual Global Positioning System/Satellite-Based Augmentation System (GPS/SBAS)
  • Display of External Video (Mission Processor, EO/IR, etc.) – Sensor Agnostic
  • Garmin Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT)
  • Touch-screen control panels

  • Weather Radar Controls
  • Night Vision Compatible
  • Digital In Flight Sensor Playback for Forensic Analysis
Scorpion Cockpit Fact Sheet
Length 45 ft 6 in
Height 13 ft 4 in
Wingspan 47 ft 10 in
Wing Area 175.3 ft² (16.28 m²)
Standard Empty Weight 12,700 lbs
Max Takeoff Weight 22,000 lbs
Max Internal Fuel Load 6,000 lbs
Max Internal Payload Bay 3,000 lbs
Thrust ~8,000 lbs
Max Speed 450 KTAS
Service Ceiling 45,000 ft
Ferry Range 
(without auxiliary fuel)
1,600 NM
 Ferry Range 
(with auxiliary fuel)
 2,200 NM
Built-in Flight Management System Yes
Class-B Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS) Yes
Dual Inertial Reference System Yes
Dual Global Positioning System/Satellite-Based Augmentation System (GPS/SBAS) Yes
Display of External Video (Mission Processor, EO/IR, etc.) – Sensor Agnostic Yes
Garmin Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT) Yes
Touch-screen control panels Yes
Weather Radar Controls  Yes
Night Vision Compatible  Yes
Digital In Flight Sensor Playback for Forensic Analysis  Yes