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  •  Is it time to displace fighters... (4+ / 0-)
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    billmosby, Steven D, Quicklund, condorcet

    ...with "superdrones"?

    A large portion of the high cost of air superiority fighters is pilot survive-ability: building safeguards to protect the pilot. Additionally, live pilots can't stay conscious at G-forces that aircraft could other execute to complete tasks and missions.

    We still need pilots, but they'd be in a "mother ship" in proximity to the mission, or some ground facility, though those are also subject to cyber hacking or other attack.

    Just some stray thoughts.

    When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative. --Martin Luther King Jr.

    by Egalitare on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 07:14:36 AM PST

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