Winged Heroes

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The US military playing at Star Wars! An F-35 fighter will be pitted against the drone fighter. I notice Elon Musk says: "The F-35 would have no chance against it" - so I hope the F-35 wins! (As you'll guess, I don't like Musk.)
`Combat drone to compete against piloted plane' LINK
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Is the drone fully automatic? The obvious is to attempt an unexpected manovoevre within the Drone Software by the pilot thereby gaining an aircraft advantage. in theory though should not two drones against each always result in stalemate - a bit like pitting two chess computers against each other ? The only Drone v Drone advantage would be one with a better processing power or a numeric advantage.
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Not my idea of catching a flight. These people are crazy. Flying Two minute YouTube.
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Couldn't agree more Ken. Certifiable.
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Should we note, in slightly foggy conditions RAF Lakenheath: US fighter jet crashes into North Sea At time of writing I have no report of finding of craft or pilot . F-15C Eagle, from the 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, crashed shortly after 09:30 BST while on a training mission.
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I though pilots now had GPS beacons? In which case it should be easy enough to find him. If not, why not in this day and age? I can tell to within a foot or so where I am anywhere on the planet with my mobile phone.
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Speed probably. Alas Aircraft found, and Pilot, both in irrepairable condition.
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