USAF acquisition head, and Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements attempted to lay out the case for moving on during the hearing, arguing that the fleet would be best served to focus on meeting the FAA requirement first before trying to do the larger upgrade program.
If AMP is not reworked, parts of the C-130 fleet would be unable to fly domestically without obtaining a series of waivers.
Among the upgrades for compliance are new radios, the addition of a digital flight recorder and an enhanced air traffic alert system. Tthe upgrades could be managed for about $2.5 million a plane. gannett-cdn