ORLANDO — 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. “Do we have software issues we need to address? Sure, but the testing continues forward,” he said, adding that news surrounding the snafu has been largely overblown. AFSOC’s newest gunship model, the AC-130J Ghostrider, was declared initial operating capability ready in September. Last month, however, the Pentagon’s Office of the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation said fire control systems associated with the plane...