Testing successfully completed on MC-27J
The first phase of ground and flight testing of the fully configured multi-mission MC-27J tactical transport aircraft with the support of the Italian Air Force was successfully completed by Finmeccanica-Alenia Aermacchi. The announcement was given yesterday during Farnborough International airshow. The series of tests exceeded all test objectives and demonstrated the accuracy of ATK’s side-mounted GAU-23 30mm cannon.
The Italian Air Force MC-27J aircraft, an advanced multimission version derived from C-27J tactical airlifter, was modified with an L-3 Wescam MX-15Di Electro-Optical and Infrared Turret mounted under the nose of the aircraft to support multi-mission applications such as a Gunship, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance(ISR) and Search and Rescue (SAR) missions; various radio and data links and ATK’s Roll-On/Roll-Off (RORO) palletized gun and mission control systems.