LE BOURGET — Alenia Aermacchi and ATK have completed a series of trials involving the roll-on/roll-off palletized gun system envisaged for the MC-27J Spartan gunship. The trials, at Eglin AFB, Fla., saw the aircraft undertake a series of ground and flight trials to prove the installation of the ATK-built GAU-23 30mm cannon in a side-firing configuration from the paratroop door in the rear cabin of the aircraft. In a press release issued on the eve of the Paris air show, the two ...

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