posted on Nov, 3 2018 @ 06:13 PM
a reply to: CornishCeltGuy
But what happened with Taranis @blacfinger?
I thought they just started looking a FCAS or FOAS again with the French, didn’t hear anything has happened to that ‘partnership’.
There is a study paper that suggests 6th gen (or at least a part of it) will just be in permanent LRIP and never become one platform, maybe based
around a common planform but with countries adding their own systems and weapons depending on where the politics of that period are leaning.
Relatively affordable and then able to scale up enmasse as a threat emerges. Unmanned means you don’t need to keep 100’s of pilots trained and
ready, just a subset for your height cost platforms.
Proliferation of Russian and Chinese SAMs to everyone will mean there is many contested airspace and with long range hypersonic missiles mean the
aircraft will be unmanned and able to take the attrition away from the more expensive assets.
Probably makes sense to have a common base platform that all countries can produce at a quick ramp up rate?
edit on 3 11 2018 by Forensick because: Found the link:
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