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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 259-94
November 10, 1994

No. 259-P:11/10/94:The Air Force Special Operations Command

The Air Force Special Operations Command will take delivery of its newest aircraft, the AC-130U Spectre gunship, in a ceremony Monday, Nov. 14, 12:30 p.m. at Hurlburt Field, Fla.

The delivery ceremony will feature static displays, interview opportunities, and a live-fire demonstration.

The U-model gunship represents a major-advancement over the two previous generation gunships, the AC-130A and the AC-130H. Changes include enhancement and expansion of its attack sensor suite allowing the aircraft's electro-optic sensors and the All Light Level Television and Infrared Detection System to provide a full 360-degree field of vision; an APG-180 Strike Radar that will allow tracking of both fixed and moving targets through adverse weather; an adjustable GAU-12.25 mm Gatling gun and a Dual Target Attack mode which will allow the AC-130U to strike two targets simultaneously.

Media wishing to attend this event, should call 1st Lt. Sean McKenna, AFSOC Public Affairs, at (904) 884-5515.

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