Alenia Aermacchi has completed the first flight of a multi-mission configured MC-27J. The aircraft – which belongs to the Italian air force – has been modified with an MX-15 electro-optical turret fitted under the nose as well as the various hardware and software provisions to allow the aircraft to be fitted with the pallet-mounted, ATK-developed mission system into the rear cabin. That will allow the aircraft to be used for intelligence-gathering operations and ...


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