Petit fil pour la version gunship du C-235
ATK has designed a mission package for the aircraft that allows it to undertake a range of gunship and ISR missions. The aircraft is fitted with defensive countermeasures, including DIRCM (directed infrared countermeasures) and AAR-47 missile approach warning system, and it has a sensor suite including an L-3 Wescam MX-15 electro-optic turret under the port forward fuselage and Thales I-Master Ku-band synthetic aperture radar/ground moving target indicator in a turret to starboard. A laser rangefinder and designator is boresighted with the electro-optic sensors.
Integrated with the mission system is the AC-235’s cannon, a 30mm ATK M230 link-fed Chain Gun. The weapon is aimed from a left-hand orbit, and is trainable for fine-tuning the aimpoint. This is performed automatically by the mission system, which takes its cue from a designated laser point. ATK developed the gun and a similar palletized system to be fitted in the Alenia Aermacchi MC-27J.
As well as the gun, the AC-235 can carry precision-guided weapons. Stub pylons have been fitted to the undercarriage sponsons, each of which can carry two AGM-114 Hellfire laser-guided missiles, and rocket pods. Just before the SOFEX show it was announced that Jordan is buying the BAE Systems APKWS (advanced precision kill weapon system) for the AC-235. Deliveries to Jordan are to be made beginning in 2016, with the deal being handled through U.S. foreign military sales channels. Naval Air System Command’s PMA-242 is the program manager, and it will also oversee the logistic and engineering support associated with integrating the weapon.
Un canon de 30 mm (celui de l'Apache non ?) et de quoi prendre des Hellfire ou des roquettes guidées