Twentieth Air Force, which oversees the U.S. nuclear-tipped Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile fleet, still needs a new helicopter, but plans appear again to be languishing. In an attempt to stem a delay, Maj. Gen. Roger Burg, 20th Air Force commander, says he is looking at alternatives to a new helicopter buy. One is to secure some Army UH-60Gs that are slated to retire. They would, at least in the interim, provide much needed speed and range for the nuclear support ...

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