Dec 13, 2013
Cessna’s Scorpion low cost tactical jet makes first flight
The aircraft took off from McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kansas and flew for 1.4 hours. It’s expected to be a highly capable aircraft for the ISR and homeland security mission set.”
Announced in September and developed in 24 months, the Scorpion has a cruising speed of up to 450 knots, a ferry range of 2,400 NM (nautical miles) and carries a payload of 3,000 lbs internal stores as well as underwing PGMs (Precision Guided Munitions).