Textron Defense Systems’ Scorpion is ideally suited for a full spectrum of operations — including major contingency and stability operations — in open, rolling and urban environments. Scorpion enables the war fighter to rapidly secure a small unit perimeter or deny mounted avenues of approach. It attacks all types of vehicles from concealed, off-route locations without visual clues.
Scorpion enhances intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities and enables the war fighter to shape the battlefield with precise effects. Consistent with the U.S. Army’s modernization strategy, Scorpion provides soldiers the best fighting capabilities, while simultaneously developing essential enhancements for future operations. Within minutes of emplacing Scorpion on the ground, the war fighter creates a wide-area engagement zone in which precise, discriminating, lethal or nonlethal effects can be applied. The all-weather capability engages targets with manual and automatic control using a host of engagement tactics, which support Army and joint mission sets and rules of engagement while reducing collateral damage. When enabled, Scorpion launches a combat-proven top-attack munition toward intruders from a camouflaged, off-route position— achieving a maximum surprise effect. The Scorpion system’s design and performance have been proven during several end-to-end, live-fire and environmental test events.
Scorpion Dispense Module
• Modular components for enhanced capability
• Supports transition, hasty and deliberate defense, cordon and search, isolation of urban areas, route and convoy security
• Overlapping coverage from four anti-vehicle munitions
• Four grenades protect munitions
• Serves as the building block for larger fields to secure fixed facilities, forward operating bases and other key areas
Scorpion Command & Control Station
• Multipurpose, rugged mobile computer
• Secure radio communications to multiple Dispense Modules
• Controls multiple effects simultaneously
• Meets software safety requirements of the U.S. Army Fuse Safety Review Board
• Controls up to four Scorpion fields simultaneously
• Wireless control permits soldiers to control Scorpion fields from a remote, safe location
• Includes tools for emplacement planning, built-in training and technical manuals
• Incremental strategy includes Joint Tactical Radio System interoperability, connectivity to the Army Battle Command System network and Spider antipersonnel munition control
Press release December 2010: XM1100 Scorpion Scores Hits in All Live Fire Tests
Source: Textron Defense Systemsnn
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