Posts Tagged ‘AC-27J’

AFSOC to “Borrow” from Army to Create AC-27J Gunship Force

December 14, 2008

Air Force Special Operations Command is slated to receive two of seven C-27J aircraft bought with fiscal year 2009 dollars originally intended for the Army to build gunship versions of the aircraft, Inside the Air Force has learned.

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The Gunship Gap

August 19, 2008

In what appears to be a significant departure from previously announced intentions, Air Force Special Operations Command now eyes the AC-27J, a weaponized version of the C-27J transport, as its next gunship.

AFSOC now sees the AC-27J as the solution to fulfill the requirements that the command had defined under the notional AC-XX concept that it envisioned as a replacement for the aging and extensively used AC-130s.

Read more about the AC-27J and the AFSOC gunship gap at Air Force Magazine