That's where the FACO is going to be of immeasurable benefit. One of the most expensive bits of development has been stealth coatings. They have
essentially free access to one of the most advanced coatings and how to apply it. And the FACO is already up and running. AX-5 is already in
assembly in Nagoya.
Having the FACO and doing Depot maintenance will let them leap ahead of any potential opponents. It will also give them a great base for either 5th or
6tg generation aircraft.
Fair enough, as long as there is enough money in the kitty for the 6th generation aircraft development. I can only imagine what it will cost to have
multi-spectral stealth, DEW and all the other goodies developed. Just hope the US is able to maintain a lead in this tech that can send certain
nations broke trying to counter it...
Both are enemies: communism wasn't defeated truly in either case, but morphed into something closer to nationalistic, gangster corporatism. It's very
real in both countries. And I imagine there would be much commonality in the systems to keep both countries in check.
Seems like a cool toy and all. But really whats the point? If there going to be spending time or monies on anything I for one would take the giant
robot over the silly stealth plane. Planes are outdated anyways, I mean look at this kuratas thing. It even has trigger lock on for smiles. Imagine,
what fun that would be, no more pulling a trigger when a smile would do.
Though its only equipped with bb blulets and most of its functions are just for jest. Imagine the military applications to this whole system. Much
cooler then a silly supposed stealth plane, besides giant robots can be stealthy to, especially the ones with mounted surface to air missiles and
Gatling guns, anything that would run into with would be no more so technically it will be invisible by default as nothing will live to see it. Cant
get much more stealthy then that right?
Also the smile implemented weapons lock on system is a good idea, should be implemented into everything.
Well, it's not supermodel looks, but I think the main idea here is a technology demonstrator for an advanced 5th going onto early 6th gen platform.
Get some of the key stealth shaping and materials tested in an operational environment, develop the manufacturing technologies, push the limit with
avionics, see how advanced you are with engines and get your base ready for a leap into full 6th gen tech.
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