Textron unveils low-cost Scorpion fighter jet

A GREATER VALUE: Textron test pilots Andy Vaughan, left, and Dan Hinson pose with the company's Scorpion fighter jet when it visited T.F. Green Airport recently. / COURTESY TEXTRON
A GREATER VALUE: Textron test pilots Andy Vaughan, left, and Dan Hinson pose with the company's Scorpion fighter jet when it visited T.F. Green Airport recently. / COURTESY TEXTRON
When the U.S. Air Force puts out an expected request for proposals next year for the next generation of jet trainers, Providence-based Textron Inc. hopes to join what is sure to be a crowded field. If it is in the mix, the new Textron AirLand Scorpion jet will be the reason why. Developed as a…

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