Alenia Aermacchi and ATK will soon have to start tests onboard 30mm cannon MK44 Aircraft MC-27J Spartan «Ganship» uttered November 28 industry representatives.
Speaking at a conference in London, Irregular Warfare, vice president of special projects in the U.S., England and Turkey, Benjamin Stone (Benjamin Stone) said that ground tests gun already completed tests on board the aircraft will begin in January 2013. He is not referred to a specific location where the tests, but noted that they will be held in the United States.
ATK MK44 Bushmaster, not so long ago chosen USAF GAU-23 cannon armament for aircraft Lockheed Martin MC-130W Dragon Spear / Stinger II, is also considered by Alenia Aermacchi to equip their own tactical transport aircraft C-27J Spartan, to give them a shock and reconnaissance capabilities.
Option C-27J with cannon armament was first presented at the Farnborough Air Show in July this year, which were established gun MK44 (in doorways), launchers for precision-guided munitions and two turrets optoelectronic detectors.