WASHINGTON, 8 June 2006. According to Alenia North America, the C-27J JCA team of L-3 Communications Integrated Systems (L-3 IS), a subsidiary of L-3 Communications, Alenia North America, Inc. (a Finmeccanica company), Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, and Global Military Aircraft Systems (GMAS) delivered its proposal for the C-27J as the best solution for the Joint Cargo Aircraft (JCA) program. L-3 IS is prime contractor for the JCA program.
The JCA program was established to address operational shortfalls and is a key component in the U.S. Army's transformation of its fixed-wing fleet.
The C-27J JCA Team offering is a C-27J multi-mission cargo aircraft solution that will fill the current capability gap in joint aerial delivery based on its ability to transport critical cargo and personnel, self-deploy over strategic distances, land in austere locations, operate autonomously, and provide routine and combat aerial sustainment to the joint force.