I really did change my personal text
- Oct 4, 2007
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donnage99 said:The point isn't hold off for the next thing to come. As f-14D pointed out, the comanche didn't offer enough advancement from the start, so it quickly became outpaced during its development phrase by other hypothetical platforms that we could have built with comanche's money. Of course, that can apply for anything, but much more so for comanche. And as I said, it certainly isn't the equivalance of the f-22.
As for UCAR, I don't know if you read my earlier post, but it was never intended to be fully autonomous. For a team of 4 to 6 UCAR, there will be a manned helicopter such as the apache to act as the moderator.
It wouldn't be fully autonomous, but was designed that human intervention would be an exception. Of course, they said that about Skynet and Colossus (movie version: The Forbin Project) as well. What I thought was so neat was that in addition to airborne command was the concept that ground soldiers could nominally control it, setting the goals and letting it handle the mechanics. But, it was also conceived of being able to operte on its own at times. That's the part I thought was is premature.