'The most fearsome weapon' is evolving

Published: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 10:20 AM.

A total of 37 MC-130J prototypes will be modified as part of a $2.4 billion AC-130J program to grow the future fleet, said Capt. Andrew Reed, USSOCOM Det. 1 AC-130J on-site program manager. The first AC-130J is expected to be completed Nov. 2013 and expected to be ready for initial flight testing by Dec. 2013.

“This will be the most advanced gunship that will be in the inventory,” said Menn.


Northwest Florida Daily News Editor’s Note: The AC-130 gunship was named the number one most feared weapon by the Military Channel.

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