27 Feb '18, 8pm

USSOCOM seeks powered stand-off precision-guided munition for gunships and other aircraft:

USSOCOM seeks powered stand-off precision-guided munition for gunships and other aircraft:

The US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has issued a request for information (RFI) for the procurement of a powered stand-off precision-guided munition (SOPGM) for employment aboard gunship variants of the Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules and Cessna Grand Caravan, as well as for other undisclosed air platforms. The RFI, which was issued in 26 February, calls for a SOPGM to be carried aboard Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) AC-130W Dragon Spear/Stinger II and AC-130J Ghostrider gunships, allied-operated AC-208 Combat Caravan light strike platforms, as well as other manned and unmanned special operations forces (SOF) aircraft. As noted in the RFI, the SOPGM should be a 50 lb-class munition (including the weight of the Common Launch Tube [CLT] from which it should be fired); can be carrier internally or externally; it should be lethal against static and manoeuvr...

Full article: http://www.janes.com/article/78188/ussocom-seeks-powered-...

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