Air Force Plans 10-Year Huey Extension

Posted August 23, 2013 at 5:49am

Air Force Times reports that “the Air Force is close to finalizing a plan to extend the life of the UH-1N Huey helicopter for the next decade.”

“’We’ve authored a master plan that will provide a framework for how to sustain and modernize this aircraft for the next six to ten years,’ said Maj. Chris Roness, Helicopter Requirements Branch Chief at Air Force Global Strike Command. ‘It’s in the final phases of coordination for signatures.’

“The plan will lay what improvements can be made to reduce long-running capability gaps with the Huey, among the oldest platforms in the service. Unlike modern aircraft, the Huey is analog, lacking the digital displays that are commonplace on current platforms.”