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Hyten no longer concerned about UH-1N's near-term viability due to upgrades

Rachel Cohen   | March 20, 2018
The head of U.S. Strategic Command told the Senate Armed Services Committee this week he's no longer concerned about the legacy UH-1N Huey fleet's ability to last until replacements are ready because the Air Force upgraded the helicopters over the past year. Last spring, Gen. John Hyten told lawmakers he was worried about the near-term operational viability of the Air Force's 42 Hueys, as the service hadn't yet issued a final request for proposals in the replacement program. But he...

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