AC-130J Ghostrider

AFSOC ends AC-130J Ghostrider gunship laser weapon integration efforts

AFSOC ends AC-130J Ghostrider gunship laser weapon integration efforts

The USAF dream of equipping the AC-130J Ghostrider gunship with a high-energy laser weapon system has come to an end… Read More

1 month ago

USAF is considering to remove AC-130J Ghostrider gunship’s powerful 105mm cannon

USAF may remove AC-130 gunship’s 105mm cannon US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) is considering to remove the AC-130J… Read More

6 months ago

AFSOC receives 31st and final AC-130J Ghostrider gunship

AFSOC received its 31st and final AC-130J Ghostrider, completing the command’s transition from the legacy AC-130W, AC-130U and AC-130H fleets.… Read More

1 year ago

Lockheed Martin Delivers Airborne High Energy Laser To USAF For Flight Testing On AC-130J Gunship

Lockheed Martin delivered the Airborne High Energy Laser subsystem for integration with other systems in preparation for ground testing and… Read More

3 years ago

First AC-130J Ghostrider gunship delivered to Cannon Air Force Base

The arrival of Cannon’s first AC-130J Ghostrider represents a significant expansion of force generation capacity for the Base. On Jul.… Read More

3 years ago

AC-130J Ghostrider aircrew received Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal for saving 88 lives during Afghanistan battle

The AC-130J Ghostrider crew, operating under the call sign Shadow 71, provided nearly two hours of continuous close air support… Read More

3 years ago

AC-130J Ghostrider flyby commemorates 30th anniversary of the shot down of AC-130H Spirit 03, the largest single loss suffered by USAF in Operation Desert Storm

The AC-130H crew were supporting US Marines during a battle in Khafji, Saudi Arabia. As the video in this post… Read More

3 years ago

AC-130U Gunship Crew receives 14 Medals for 9-hour long CAS Mission over Afghanistan to allow rescue of 15 wounded soldiers

The enemy was not able to get a single shot off at the MEDEVAC helicopters, due to the precise airpower… Read More

4 years ago

Impressive Video shows AC-130J Ghostrider Gunship Simulating Airstrikes during Ex. Emerald Warrior 20-1

During Emerald Warrior 20-1 USAF Special Tactics operators worked with French JTACs to direct AC-130J Ghostrider simulated airstrikes at Grayling… Read More

4 years ago

Last Armed AC-130U Spooky Gunship Retired to 309 AMARG

AC-130U gunship, tail number 513 was the last Spooky with its guns still installed and one of the very last… Read More

5 years ago

Last Combat Deployment Complete for AC-130U Spooky Gunship

The AC-130U Spooky is being replaced downrange by the AC-130J Ghostrider, the most lethal and innovative gunship in the world.… Read More

5 years ago


The AC-130J will not be going into combat anytime soon as U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command is lagging behind… Read More

7 years ago