Apr 27, 2014

Fully configured MC-27J completes first flight

Alenia Aermacchi, and ATK announced that the demonstrator of a fully configured MC-27J multi-mission tactical transport aircraft completed its first flight from the company's Turin test flight centre.
The demonstrator aircraft is optimized for ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) and SAR missions.
The MC-27J, successfully completed a first phase of ground and flight tests in the spring of 2013. The series of tests were conducted by ATK and Alenia Aermacchi personnel at Eglin Air Force Base in the U.S. The tests demonstrated the C-27J’s ability to host a self-contained, roll-on/roll-of gun pallet (RORO) using ATK’s proven GAU-23 30mm cannon in a side firing configuration. Live fire tests and a timed demonstration of the capability to quickly transition from a cargo configuration to a weaponised configuration of the aircraft exceeded all test objectives.

1 comment:

  1. Finally Italian air force got another gem i.e MC-27J which is a multimission aircraft.It completed first phase of ground & flight testing operation.Aircraft contains length of 22.7m and height of 9.6m.Addition of this aircraft for Italian air force will be boost for them.Wish to see more aircraft's with latest technology will boost Italian air force.