The Scorpion won't get serious consideration for the COIN or CAS
missions unless it has a gun. To do that it is going to have to be a little bigger and heavier to mount even a 20mm gun. The current payload of 6200 lbs. will need to be increased, too, up to about 8000 lbs. to 9000 lbs. Probe and drogue air refueling capability would be nice, too. All of this also means more powerful engines.