Friday, June 14, 2013

MC-27J Phase 1 test completed

ATK and Finmeccanica's Alenia Aermacchi successfully completed the first phase of ground and flight tests of their MC-27J multi-mission aircraft. A roll-on/roll-off gun system pallet was installed and tested on the Alenia Aermacchi C-27J Spartan airlifter. The tests at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., demonstrated the ability of the C-27J to host the self-contained, modular pallet utilizing ATK's GAU-23 30mm cannon in a side-firing configuration. The tests were designed and certified by the U.S. Air Force and deemed successful by Air Force Special Operations Command. (Source: PRNewswire, 06/14/13)