Gunship AC-295 for Jordan

Two C-295 transport (Image © Airbus Military)
One Jordan C-295 transporter will be converted to a gunship AC-295.  (Image © Airbus Military)

Jordan and Airbus Defence and Space signed an agreement on Tuesday 17 June 2014 to cooperatively work on a C-295 gunship version. A C-295 currently operated by the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) will be converted to a gunship variant by Alliant Techsystems (ATK) and join two AC-235 gunships that were delivered to Jordan by ATK earlier.

The AC-295 gunship configuration will be based on the AC-235 Light Gunship which includes integrated mission and fire control systems, electro-optical and radar sensors, Hellfire missiles, ATK’s side-mounted M230 30mm chain gun, an integrated defensive suite and 2.75 inch guided rockets.

Head of Commercial for Military Aircraft, Antonio Rodriguez Barberán said: “We greatly appreciate Jordan’s continued confidence in our aircraft and look forward to supporting the industrial partners involved in this programme which will result in a cost-effective and powerful addition to the Jordan Armed Forces.”

Source: Airbus

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