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September 15, 2005
Canada, which will have to replace its fleet of 122 American built F-18 fighters by 2017, is seriously considering buying combat UAVs (UCAVs).
But if Canada expresses interest in buying the X-45C, but only if it can handle air-to-air combat,
Originally posted by NWguy83
I know that Lockheed is working on a afterburn capable UCAV that they claim will be able to carry out air-to-air missions.
Originally posted by WestPoint23
I’m really surprised that there hasn't been an air to air UAS’ yet, what is so difficult about putting a powerful radar and targeting system in an UAS and calling it a fighter?
Now, as for Canada, I don't think it would be a wise decision to replace all of their fighter with UAS’, to many unknowns about them at this point.
Originally posted by American Mad Man
I talked to my friends older who is a former Hornet jockey, and from what he tells me fighting A2A requires a lot more then dropping some bombs. I think the politics play into it as well. It's a lot easier to be certain of a ground target that you can get a visual on then, say, an aircraft flying 50 miles away.
SWEET JESUS! An Eagles avatar?!?!?!
Where do I get my own?
Originally posted by Murcielago
NWguy83 - huh? Thats a cool video and all...but did you read what I said correctly?