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AC-130 spectre gunship firing flares while using cannons and guns against ground targets.
i. A specially designed helicopter with a wide range of armament and some armor protection.
ii. Transport aircraft fitted with, or equipped with, guns for use against ground targets.
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William Gatjiath Deng claimed Ugandan-owned gunships backed by South Sudanese army (SPLA) troops tried to recapture territories in Waat over the weekend.
APACHE gunship helicopters have become a common sight in the sky above North Wales this week.
Two significant traits stand out: Gunships provide enhanced situational awareness (SA) and low-yield, quick, persistent, and accurate fires in one combined platform.
the helicopter gunships hovered, occasionally firing.
To solve the problem, commandos want to deploy unmanned aerial vehicles out of AC-130 gunships to provide critical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support.
Following a wave of fighter jets strikes, the army later called in helicopter gunships to shell suspected hideouts.
Around $124 million will be invested in this year on new aircraft, and $108 million in a "precision strike package" for the AC-130 gunship that includes sensors, a 30 mm gun, standoff precision-guided munitions, a mission operator console, a communications suite and flight deck hardware.
Local radios said that the Israeli gunships, out at sea, fired heavily at fishing boats that were out in Al-Soudaniya area in northern Gaza, forcing them to retreat to shore to escape injury.
The gunships fired the missiles at the car parked near a blacksmith shop in the neighborhood, said sources, causing the injures along with fire and damage to the buildings.
By MIRROR REPORTER US senator Ted Kennedy feared Vietnam-style helicopter gunships were being sent into the North to stamp out unrest.
Pakistani helicopter gunships attacked militant hideouts in Kurram, the Dawn quoted security officials in the region, as saying.
This illustrated catalog of helicopter gunships from pre-WWII through the present focuses on the Vietnam era because that conflict nurtured the helicopter gunship, but also looks at helicopter gunships developed by both communist and free-world nations in the latter half of the 20th century.