LONDON — Alenia Aermacchi and ATK have completed a critical first phase of ground-and-flight testing of the MC-27J Praetorian multi-mission aircraft. The trials, which took place in Italy in June, also proved the ability to accurately fire ATK’s paratroop door-mounted ATK GAU-23 30mm cannon. The Italian air force MC-27J aircraft also was modified with a L-3 Wescam MX-15 electro-optical camera system placed under its nose. The gun is mounted on a pallet that can be loaded and ...

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