First AC-130J Gunship in production

The first Lockheed Martin AC-130J Gunship is being built.

July 30: The first Lockheed Martin MC-130J Commando II that will be converted to become an AC-130J Gunship is being built at the company’s C-130 production facility at Marietta in Georgia.

The AC-130J will be equipped with a Precision Strike Package creating the US Air Force Special Operations Command’s newest gunship. Sixteen AC-130Js are planned with an Initial Operating Capability scheduled for 2015.

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