And the Defence White paper of 1957 said 'SCRAP TSR2 cos all we'll ever need is guided missiles'
There is a place in the air inventory for uav's
i'd rather waste one of those on battlefield loiter than a multimillion aircraft and crew.
Plus it keeps the RA on the battlefield (ish)
good idea as they are cheaper on cash and lives and at the end of the day they sit in the hanger waiting for the next op, not going into bars saying "I'm a pilot, look at me, don't you think im amazing"
Vaughany my innocent young cadet guest, I can see you are keen and its apparent you are eager to join in, we will all encourage that.... However... If you start another bone thread like this one ten of us will turn up at your abode, skin you and use your innards for our own sexual gratification.
Ok, thats fine then.... but if you want a professional opinion try wording it differently to 'Love them or hate them'
If you are looking for professionals, I suggest you steer clear of the Army Air Corps forum, those still serving sport dodgy taches and wear crimpolene suites, those that don't serve are the same with longer hair.
On a more serious note.............Does anyone have any info on the ratio of losses.........UAV's lost compared to piloted aircraft, especially in Eyerack. These figures might indicate the success or failure of UAV's.
Can a UAV evade a SAM? Can a UAV engage another aircraft in a "dog fight".