The portion of the Modern Flight Gallery dedicated to the war in Southeast Asia is being completely renovated. The renovations are expected to be completed in the summer of 2011 and the area will be rededicated on the 50th anniversary of the beginning of U.S involvement in that area. Some aircraft have been removed to the restoration shops (C-7 Caribou, EB-57B Canberra, HH-3C, UH-1 Huey, among others) for rework and some aircraft have been left in the gallery with additional areas blocked off.
The MiG-21F will be replaced by a MiG-21PF, which is more representative of the type of MiG-21 flown by the North Vietnamese Air Force at that time.
The resultant exhibits will be similar to what was accomplished for the Korean War portion of the gallery with more videos and interactive exhibits.