31 Jul '15, 1pm

[email protected] receives first @LockheedMartin AC-130J #Ghostrider gunship

.@AFSpecOpsCmd receives first @LockheedMartin AC-130J #Ghostrider gunship

The US Air Force's Special Operations Command (AFSOC) has received the first of 37 Lockheed Martin AC-130J Ghostrider gunships, it was announced on 30 July. The aircraft arrived at Hurlburt Field in Florida the day prior to the announcement, ahead of initial developmental test and evaluation (IDT&E) by the 413th Flight Test Squadron at nearby Eglin Air Force Base. After IDT&E, it will undergo initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E) by the 1st Special Operations Group Detachment 2 at Hurlburt Field. IOT&E is set to begin later in 2015 and should be complete by the second quarter of 2016. Once in operational service, the 37 AC-130Js will complement AFSOC's fleet of 17 AC-130U Spooky gunships before these are retired by 2021 (the last 8 AC-130H Spectres having been retired in May of this year). AFSOC's current 12 AC-130W Dragon Spear/Stinger II gunships are to revert ...

Full article: http://www.janes.com/article/53354/afsoc-receives-first-g...

Tweets

#AFSOC to add non-lethal lasers to some Ghostrider gunships

#AFSOC to add non-lethal lasers to some Ghostri...

janes.com 29 Jul '15, 10am

US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) is working to integrate non-lethal directed energy systems onto its forthc...

#Egypt receives first Rafale fighters

#Egypt receives first Rafale fighters

janes.com 21 Jul '15, 9am

The first three of 24 Dassault Rafale fighter aircraft for Egypt arrived in-country a day after being formally handed over...

Vietnam receives two Russian-made #submarines #military

Vietnam receives two Russian-made #submarines #...

sputniknews.com 02 Aug '15, 8am

© Sputnik/ Vitaliy Ankov Vietnam's New Russian Subs May Change Balance of Power in Region At the commissioning ceremony at...