David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.
The Scorpion is the iPhone X of Military Aviation. To many, the Textron Aviation Defense LLC Scorpion is an enigma. Though it has capability overlap, the Scorpion is not a traditional Fighter, Attack, Reconnaissance, Observation, […]
On Dec. 12, Cessna’s Scorpion Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR)/Strike aircraft made its first flight from McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kansas. A new video, released by Textron, shows the Scorpion taxiing, taking off, maneuvering […]
Cessna parent company Textron has (secretly) developed a new tactical strike aircraft capable to replace current, costly combat planes in low lethality scenarios and homeland security mission: “irregular warfare,” border and maritime patrol, intelligence surveillance […]
There must be a lot of them spread around to cover every potential target that a small slow plane might have. Probably limited to the highest value/probability targets. Can other jet pilots be checked out in this so that 1 pilot can fly choice of 2 plane types as need arises?
I thought it isn’t armed
Now let’s see how easily it intercepts a 747 at 570mph. LOL
Time to start a petition over at change.org ordering Cessna to make that available to the private market. Who needs a Gulfstream when you can have a scorpion
the french use choppers (fennecs MASA) for that purpose; cheaper and just as efficient over slow moving targets.