How Long Can They Wait?:

Gen. Kevin Chilton, new head of Air Force Space Command, says there is only one Space Command recapitalization program that he’s dissatisfied with—the lack of a program to replace AFSPC’s old and underperforming UH-1 helicopter fleet. The command identified a need for new missile field security helicopters in the late 1990s, Chilton said Tuesday at AFA’s Air & Space Conference in Washington, but the problem still has not been fixed with any firm plan. He says another analysis of alternatives is under way.