New AC-27J gunship moves forward

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New funding to launch a gunship variant of the L-3Communications/Alenia C-27J Spartan joint cargo aircraft (JCA) is now beingfinalized in the USmilitary’s budgeting process, L-3 confirms. The AC-27J would serve as acomplementary asset for the Air Force Special Operations Command’s existingfleet of heavier AC-130 gunships. A formal requirements document is beingdeveloped and “funding profiles are also being finalized and being workedthrough the acquisition process”, L-3 says.



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