Friday, March 13, 2009

Push on for new gunships

FT. WALTON BEACH, Fla. - Special Operations officials want to begin developing a new gunship to replace the AC-130H/U in the fiscal 2010 budget. But in a tight budget environment it may be hard. Replacement candidates include the L-3 Communications/Alenia North America C-27J and Lockheed Martin’s C-130J. The topic was discussed at the Precision Strike Association’s annual review conference here March 10. (Source: Aviation Week, 03/12/09)