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originally posted by: Sammamishman
a reply to: spy66
They need to. The F15's aren't going to last much longer.
originally posted by: UmbraSumus
a reply to: Zaphod58
Regarding the likely "tailless supersonic design", are we getting to a stage where outright, unmanned aircraft is less complex. Is the need to keep a fragile & fleshy bag of fluid, conscious and functional just too much of a hindrance in modern air warfare, when perhaps this role could be best performed at g1 in a comfortable trailer much like drone pilots or computers operating semi-autonomously.
Will the whole F-35 debacle affect funding for next-gen projects or will there be just lots of talk about managing budget over-runs with open cheque books ?