First AC-130J under construction at Lockheed facility

The first MC-130J Commando II that will be converted to become an AC-130J Gunship is being built at the Lockheed Martin [LMT] C-130 production facility here.  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.

Source/Author: Lockheed Martin

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