Textron, a billion dollar company and the parent to EZ-Go Golf carts has recently developed a budget version to replace the expensive F-16′s. EZ-Go golf cart designers and AirLand Entreprises partnered up to develop the plane which is said to be able to save the military $22,500 per hour over the current F16 projected operating costs. This project was developed without government funding.
The Scorpion is said to carry 3,000 pounds of weapons at speeds up to 517 mph. Nice to see golf cart companies trying new innovative things. Have a look at the full article here.