Critics should look at recent problems with the Air Force‘s newest AC-130J gunship as routine and not let them dictate how Air Force Special Operations Command intends to innovate and be combat ready in the future, the command’s top general said Thursday.
“This is normal stuff that happens in test,” Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, AFSOC commander, told reporters during a roundtable interview here at the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium.
“The specifics of it is, even though it’s a C-130, we took the 30mm gun from a ‘Whiskey’ model AC-130,” he said.
At first, everything checked out. But “we had some challenges that software can overcome,” Webb said.