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Defense Ministry Mulls Special Operations Variant Of C-27J

June 24 2011


Italian aviation firm Alenia Aeronautica says it is evaluating the possibility of adapting the C-27J for special operations missions.

The Italian Defense Ministry has decided to move ahead with the Pretorian Program, which is expected to analyze potential solutions for integrating weapon, communications intelligence (COMINT) and electro-optical/infrared systems to the C-27J, according to a company release.

International partners will also be sought to produce the special...

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