Gulfstream G500 - United States, 2004
Detailing the development and operational history of the Gulfstream G500 Large-Cabin Business Jet / Special Mission Platform.
Entry last updated on 10/11/2017; Authored by Staff Writer; Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com
Introduced in 2004, the Gulfstream G500 business jet has been built in over 500 examples for various global operators to date.
September 2017 - The Gulfstream G550 has been selected by L-3 Technologies (General Dynamics) to form the framework of the EC-X "Compass Call" platform for the United States Air Force (USAF). This design would replace the currently in-service Compass Call platforms based on the Lockheed C-130 Hercules (C-130H) high-winged transport. L-3 represents the prime contractor in the USAF program. The Boeing 737 (737-700) and Bombardier 6000 series jets were other possible contenders. Boeing and Bombardier are expected to protest the USAF decision to go with L3.
October 2017 - Israel announced plans to boost its fleet of G550 surveillance platforms.