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Spain orders 80 Scorpion helmet visors May 12, 2016

Thales announced that Spanish Air Forces (Ejército del Aire) ordered 80 Scorpion helmet visors for pilots of EF-18A fighter. Scorpion provide information about the navigation, the tactical situation and the fight. The system can operate day and night. According Thales, it is particularly useful for identifying targets in a degraded visual environment. The integration of the Scorpion on the equipment of Spanish pilots should start soon this year to continue in 2017. The Spanish Air Force ordered 60 EF-18A single-seat variant model and 12 EF-18B wo-seat variant model Hornets (the "E" standing for "España", Spain). The B-model is used primarily for training.

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