Inside the Air Force - November 9, 2018

USAF projects swapping ICBM base Hueys for MH-139s will take eight years

By Rachel Cohen  
November 8, 2018 at 4:35 PM
Intercontinental ballistic missile bases in Montana, North Dakota and Wyoming will receive new MH-139 helicopters from fiscal year 2021 through FY-27, as the Air Force looks for ways to mature the fleet faster. The service plans to reach initial operational capability in FY-23 and full operational capability by FY-32, according to Air Force spokeswoman Capt. Hope Cronin. To meet the "required assets available" milestone and declare IOC, the service wants seven mission-ready aircraft, trained crews and maintainers, facilities, interim contract...

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