Want Daily SOF News Articles and Job Listings Delivered to Your Inbox?
AC-130U ‘Spooky’ Gunship Completes its Final Combat Deployment | Military.com
Source: Blake Wiles

AC-130U ‘Spooky’ Gunship Completes its Final Combat Deployment | Military.com

The last U-model arrived home to the 1st Special Operations Wing under Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field, Florida, on July 8, according to a service news release.

The 1st SOW said the Spooky will remain on alert in case troops need it for strike or overwatch downrange. But its return comes as the command gets ready to deploy the Spooky’s follow-on model, the AC-130J Ghostrider.

The 4th Special Operations Squadron, part of the 1st SOW at the base, received its first upgraded J-model in March. While the command has had and operated the J-model since 2017, officials touted AFSOC’s first plane with the Block 30 software upgrade. The improved Ghostrider arrived this spring.

Source: AC-130U ‘Spooky’ Gunship Completes its Final Combat Deployment | Military.com

%d bloggers like this: