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The newest Russian warplane is said to be a copycat of the F-22...They look almost identical as well...Russians don't need to shoot one down to know what's in it...Only one way that can happen...
originally posted by: Jonjonj
I have a basic question for you knowledgeable people:
Imagine a country such as Chad. Chad used to be a French colony but now? Not so much.
Given that France is part of NATO and Chad isn't, NATO countries are kind of obliged to back France, if not materially, at least regarding intelligence.
However France and many other NATO countries are not given modern tech such as the f-22 or whatever.
Anyway, my point goes a little more left field.
Imagine now that Chad becomes a problem for the USA for some reason.
What is to stop Chad, or whatever country really, from engaging USA, getting tech as an inevitable casualty of war and then selling it to the highest bidder?
These ideas confuse me, because I know that there are protocols in place, but I simply do not understand why they should be maintained.
originally posted by: Reverbs
a reply to: Jonjonj
You try and limit your most advanced weapons from getting out..
I can't imagine how many MiGs the US has captured over the years.. Or that Russian nuclear submarine we fished off the bottom of the ocean.
Remember the drone that crashed in Iran and Obama asked for it back? We didn't get it back.
Remember the stealth helicopter that crashed in pakistan?? We got that back after some days from Pakistan I think.. but who knows what they gleaned or if they kept any of it..
Technology "sharing" is always a thing.