25 June 2018
Airforce Technology reported that the US Air Force has confirmed plans to replace its UH-1N Huey helicopter fleet with a new aircraft. The service currently bases the Huey at “Eglin AFB’s Duke Field, Florida; Fairchild AFB, Washington; FE Warren AFB, Wyoming; Joint Base Andrews-Naval Air Facility Washington, Maryland; Kirtland AFB, New Mexico; Malmstrom AFB, Montana; and Minot AFB, North Dakota.” The UH-1N Huey replacement program is designed to support the Pentagon’s “primary commitment to maintaining a safe, secure and effective nuclear deterrent that helps protect the homeland, assure allies and deter adversaries.” A contract for new aircraft is “expected to be awarded later this year,” with deliveries carried out between 2020 and 2032. (Image: UH-1H Huey. Credit: Airwofhound | Wikimedia Commons)
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