I find it rather cool that it will (assuming they can deliver... but Dassualt and EADS seem to be to the level... frenchness aside *cough*) be both
land and carrier-based. Seems like a good way to reduce total operating cost if you standardize your airforce... less money spent on training people
to fly these things (at least until they fly themselves
So, at the risk of repeating myself, does anyone know anything more about it, like tech specs maybe?
No way in all creation will that plane be in service in 2012. I would be suprised if they had a fully operational demonstrator by then. Yes, yes I
know they will have something flying by then, but not what they are anticipating. They are stating this will replace a MANNED FIGHTER by 2012?
Why couldnt it be ready by 2012?
Its not really that much of a jump in tech we've had remote control technology since at least WWI this is just taking things to the logical
Heck in my opinion if America had really wanted an RC fighter we could have had one decades ago but because of an ingrained belief that a pilot must
be in the plane we never pursued it until recently.
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