Jordan is to modify one of its Airbus Defence & Space-produced C295 medium transports as a gunship, with the adapted platform to join two recently-delivered AC235s in air force service.

Airbus on 17 June announced it is to work on the programme with Jordan’s King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau and US contractor ATK, which were responsible for the conversion of a pair of CN235s handed over to Jordan earlier this year. The European airframer provided technical support during the previous project.

“A C295 operated by the Royal Jordanian Air Force will be converted to [a] gunship by ATK,” Airbus says. The service has two of the medium transports in service, with Flightglobal’s Ascend Online database recording these as having been built in 2003. […]