posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 04:46 PM
reply to post by MystikMushroom
There are several designs and prototypes for a Stop Gap Fighter...including New Designed XF-15's with new engines and new avionics and weapon
However the U.S. Military is headed into the realm of Robotics on every level. There are a multitude of specialized Robotic Aircraft prototypes that
are Faster, more maneuverable, longer in range, more lethal and have greater stealth.
A whispered test of a single Robotic Fighter which is flown by both a Compuer programed to be self determinant and remotely by a Human Pilot. The
Computer is programed with a Mission as such Robotic Aircraft that are without a Human Pilot are not only smaller and faster but because they have no
need of Life support...are capable of carrying a greater payload than an F/A-22.
The Human that can at anytime take over the craft remotely allows the Computer to fly and respond to threats as it can do so thousands of times faster
and more accurately than a Human. However at the moment Bombs are dropped...the Human Pilot takes over to ensure that Bombs are not dropped on
civilians or iff a mission must be scrubbed.
Such Robotic Craft are many time less costly and many times more lethal than an F/A-22. It is easy to see why the USAF will be soon purchasing these
in Great Numbers.