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Apparently, almost everybody is going to have some.
Posted by Craig on 05:45:00 AM in Current Affairs
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It'll be the "allied fighter of the century" because it may well be the ONLY fighter aircraft with a human pilot to go into production this century. After this decade, military aircraft are pretty much going to be drones and RPVs. Oh, we'll probably keep piloted aircraft for shipping cargo and moving troops about behind the front lines, but pretty much we'll put elecronics into harms' way in the future, not flesh and blood.
mike shupp |
December 30, 2011 at 05:50 AM
The U.S. Navy is starting on the unmanned path for attack aircraft off of carriers.
That aircraft will be relatively dumb -- i.e. it won't make many of its own decisions.
Fighter aircraft, whose missions often require far more immediate decisions and actions, may not be unmanned for a couple of more decades -- when we can make and program a computer the size and intelligence of a human pilot.
And as for replacing the moral agency of a human being, well...
Kevin Brancato |
December 30, 2011 at 07:21 AM
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