Military Capabilities

FIDAE 2018: Air Tractor evaluating larger gun on AT-802L

04 April 2018

Key Points

  • Air Tractor has performed engineering analysis for putting a larger gun on the AT-802L
  • This could open the aircraft up to new sales opportunities

Air Tractor is open to putting a larger gun on its AT-802L Longsword light attack aircraft if it is desired by a potential customer nation, according to a company official.

Tom Menker, Air Tractor business development representative, told Jane’s on 4 April at the FIDAE air show that the company has performed engineering analysis of putting a 20 mm and 30 mm chain guns on the aircraft. The AT-802L currently operates 12.7 mm GAU-19/A three-barrel Gatling guns.

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