No need for pilots in the future?

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  1. USMCGrunt

    USMCGrunt 5-Year Member

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    Put me in the dinosaur camp as well, but I like the idea of having a pilot on board that has the same desire to stay alive that I do.
     
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    OldRetSWO USNA 78/parent 11/BGO for >25yrs 5-Year Member

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    The ability effectively control and use Unmanned Aircraft is pretty good in the current environment of Battlefield Air Supremacy over a much technologically capable battlefield but is much less promising in a contested Air and Electromagnetic environment. Lots of ways that a technologically capable foe could defend against a UAS based air fleet that are much less of a problem for manned aircraft.
     
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    Jcleppe 5-Year Member

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    Harder to Hack a living breathing pilot.
     
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    Not really, I've found that you can usually get a pilot to do anything if you give them some beer.
    (On the ground of course --the pilots I flew with were professional in the cockpit, but we liked to have fun post flight).
     
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    I still use a map and compass, brother!

    If I am going to be dropped off in a LZ by a drone, I want a parachute.
    Think about it. You would almost want the Air Force to take you there, instead. ;)
     
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    DSIL wants to come home from that hot LZ to his wife and child as does everyone on the ground. AF just comes in later with mop up.
     
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    My son was in command of an exercise at 29 Palms a few weeks ago. It was a big one with grunts, tanks, and engineers blowing up stuff. He received an incomplete recon report from an LAR platoon commander which gave him a chance to send a Lance Coolie with a drone to video the target. He also has an IPad on which he monitors the battle space, can do call for fire, order a medevac and probably a pizza. We didn't have that the last time I was at the Stumps and it wasn't too terribly that long ago.
     
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    Never want to hear someone shout Corpsman Up. They are some of the best.
     
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    @AF6872 it is an honor to be one.
     
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    The Honor is mine and respect for you guys