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Textron Scorpion tech completes review

WILMINGTON, Mass., July 16 (UPI) -- Textron Defense Systems says its networked sensor and munitions platform has successfully completed a U.S. Army critical design review.

U.S. company Textron announced its XM1100 Scorpion networked sensor and munitions platform has had a successful critical design review and has also completed verification testing at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

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During the testing, Textron says its XM1100 Scorpion technology successfully demonstrated situational awareness, command and control, and target engagement capabilities in both urban and open terrain settings passing the Army's exit criteria for the review.

"Our team has worked diligently toward this critical design review with a single goal in mind, getting this technology into the hands of America's warfighters," Mark Catizone Textron Defense Systems senior vice president and general manager, said in a statement.

"The Scorpion system is designed to be a force multiplier for our warfighters, keeping them out of harm's way while helping them accomplish their missions."

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