posted on Dec, 11 2016 @ 02:37 PM
a reply to: In4ormant
Do you realize the problems they have with UAVs doing anything but basic strike? They can't do air to air, they can't recognize threats from the
ground without a person in the loop, etc. They can hit pre programmed targets, and fly pre programmed routes, and do basic tasks, and that's it.
As for stealth, with the weapons ranges they have now, they can launch them from hundreds of miles away, so while they'll know you're there when the
bombs go off, they still won't know where you are. It allows a smaller number of aircraft to go places that right now you can't go without huge
strike packages destroying threats along the way and losing dozens of pilots doing it.
Contrary to popular opinion, UAVs are not the most amazing thing since sliced bread. They're there to reduce risk to pilots, but they're extremely
limited in what they can do to do that right now. They're at least 10 years from seeing anything approaching a fully autonomous UAV in service,
edit on 12/11/2016 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)