C-130 Hercules News

First new AC-130J Gunship in production

July 23, 2012 (by Peter Simmons) - The first MC-130J Commando II that will be converted to become an AC-130J Gunship is being built at the Lockheed Martin.

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The first MC-130J Commando II as seen on the production line during 2012.

The AC-130J will be equipped with a Precision Strike Package creating the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command’s newest gunship. Sixteen AC-130Js are planned with an Initial Operating Capability scheduled for 2015.

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