Message posted by GoSlash27 on February 28, 2021 at 8:49:39 PST:
That stands to reason, though. The more hi- tech you make an aircraft, the more expensive and sensitive it becomes. Not only can you not afford to buy a large number of them, but you are also averse to risking them in combat. My $0.02
This is why (IMO) we need to go the other way with it. Non-stealthy, low tech semi-autonomous RPVs in very large quantity. Don't bother with hi-tech sensor suites or supersonic performance, just basically an A-7 without the pilot. Very cheap and expendable with no secrets to give to an adversary.
In Reply to: The U.S. Air Force Just Admitted The F-35 Stealth Fighter Has Failed posted by whiskey3 on February 25, 2021 at 2:18:05 PST: