The Pentagon’s Special Operations Command and the U.S. Coast Guard are both exploring whether to take on the Air Force’s C-27J aircraft, which have been proposed for early retirement. This could be an opportunity for special operators to resurrect the defunct concept of modifying the C-27J into a gunship variant, dubbed the Stinger II, according to an industry official. The Air Force is proposing to mothball the 21 C-27Js now on contract with L-3 Communications/Alenia owing to ...

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