Unfortunately it's the perception of necessity... If it was back in that period in 07 where a helo was getting shot down an average of once a week, then maybe they'd expedite the fielding of the system. Since "Combat Operations have ended" for brand X forces, it's not a funding priority.Be a lot cooler if we already had it. I know for a fact it's been a bitch for awhile about why NAVAIR can pump a lot of money into certain programs but leaves low hanging fruit such as upgraded ASE to fester on the vine. The stuff that is supposedly coming should've been fielded by now.