MD530G is based on the MD530F platform with few modifications in order to convert it into a gunship.
High capacity landing gear allowing an additional 400 lbs of the 3750 lbs maximun take off gross weight
Integration of the ER2W (Extended Range Weapons Wing) with 4 weapon stations for:
- M134D by Dillon Aero on the inner stations
- outer stations fitted with 14” bomb racks for the FN Herstal HMP400 machine gun (0,5” or 12,7mm) or the RMP (rocket machine gun pod) featuring the HMP400 and 3 additional rockets (2,75” or 70mm). The video displays laser guided ammunitions from Raytheon.
The cocpkit is equipped with the Garmin 500H and a multi function display
Behind the seats is installed the MOOG store management system for both inner and outer weapon stations, composed of 3 separate components, providing the weapons situation and the situational awareness to the crew:
- store management computer
- rocket interface unit
- stores interface unit
The L3 Wescam MX10 provides EO (Electro Optics) and IR (Infra Red) sensors to the multi function display in the cockpit, and the laser guidance for the guided rockets.