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Beyond the hype: the year of the Scorpion fighter jet

Since its first flight in 2013, Textron AirLand’s new Scorpion aircraft has enjoyed significant attention from industry, the media and military top brass. The small, low-budget fighter jet made its international debut in 2014 and even participated in a US military exercise. But with the jet still lacking any firm orders, can it really live up to the hype?

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