AC-235 Light Gunship

AC-235 Light Gunship

​Northrop Grumman's special-mission aircraft offerings integrate intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance sensors, fire-control equipment, and an LW30 mm link-fed gun system. These capabilities are controlled by our STAR Mission System, which provides both day-and-night reconnaissance and fire-control capabilities, and the ability to acquire, monitor and track items of interest.

The AC-235 light gunship provides customers with an affordable, enhanced capability to conduct responsive defense, counterinsurgency, and border surveillance and security missions on customer-preferred platforms.

Capabilities

  • Robust day/night ISR solution now available with precision-strike/close-air support capabilities
  • Ownship targeting and weapons employment provided via integrated targeting and fire-control systems
  • Off-board data links provide full-motion video to ground stations or other aircraft
  • Defensive countermeasures systems and ballistic protection standard
  • Night vision goggle (NVG) compatible
  • Adaptable to multiple platforms

Features

  • Proven mission system: compact MPU, dual-color display, integrated fire-control system
  • EO/IR sensor with integrated laser designator and IMU
  • Fuselage-integrated weapons pylons support AGM-114M/K Missile and 70 mm rockets
  • Lightweight 30 mm M230LF
  • Synthetic aperture radar
  • AAR-47/ALE-47 defensive countermeasures system
  • Ballistic panels for cockpit and passenger protection
  • Line-of-sight (LOS) and beyond LOS tactical communications
  • Cockpit tactical displays
  • Tactical data links