Thursday, February 24, 2005

The Future of Combat Flight

The question is out there, will the F-22 raptor and the JSF be the last of the manned combat craft? Check this out. Personally, I think it will play out like Robert Heinlein predicts in "Starship Troopers." (The wonderful book, not the horrid movie.) It's not really yours until you have a man on the ground, or in this case, in the air.

As a quick side note, "Starship Troopers" was influential in my decision to join the Corps. Every Marine a rifleman, even us Ordies IYAOYAS.


Anonymous Empty Nester said...

I saw a program on PBS severa months ago about unmanned craft. It seems to me that most of them were for surveillance, but they also had armed unmanned craft. It think it was on Nova. Cool stuff. Kind of scarey too.

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