Scorpions Conduct Weapon Testing

The first production standard Textron Aviation Scorpion jet is conducting its inaugural weapons test on Naval Air Systems Command’s Atlantic Test Ranges (ATR) near Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. On July 12, Stuart Rogerson and Dan Hinson successfully completed a series of weapon separation tests with 2.75” Hydra 70 rockets on each outboard station. In three days, the Textron Aviation test team successfully carried three different load configurations on three consecutive days launching rockets on day one, firing HMP-400 LCC gun pods on day two, and dropping 500lb GBU-12 laser-guided bombs on day three.