An UNMANNED future…..the avionics will make such a difference. Why?
Because soon, very soon, we will need unmanned predators that fight other and ALL other unmanned vessels and vehicles - sooner than you think.
In the air, we will be witnessing 20-G turns with munitions for air-to-air combat that are ether exotic, FREE ELECTRON LASERS, OR .22-caliber guns at point blank…think it through. Self-driving vehicles will fight after swiftly jettisoning their human passengers, and use broad-area-sensing to achieve 140 - 200 kilometer-KILLS…think of it.
ALL THE NUKES ARE ‘PROGRAMMABLE’; Soon the ‘MINI-JDAMS and 250 Pound Bombs will be added to the inventory. Stealth munitions are now feasible and add to the surprise factor especially if they have the range of cruise missiles. I have seen the hypersonic-cruise missiles proposed by India, Russia, and China and frankly, I am not impressed. Giving a true ‘cruise’ missile hypersonic functionality is actually committing the missile, an air-breather, to a flight envelope that is its own downfall. The missile is given a VIRTUE that is also a FAULT. They cannot be stealthy without extreme expense, have more limited range - much - more limited and they act too quickly! Their strike/targeting packages cannot be updated if new intel arrives. Further in earth’s atmosphere, they tend to generate the kind of static/electronic ‘black-out’ that a vessel rentering earth’s atmosphere experiences. No, for a real military, you do need a long range punch of over a thousand miles.—
ONE REFUELLING, and the ‘SUN’ meets the Earth on somebody’s city. Peace is better than WAR, the way Life is better than DEATH!
The SR-72 will contain such technology as will startle a dreamer…IKYN!—
HOW IMPRESSIVE…I JUST HOPE TO SEE IT! THE ELECTRONIC PACKAGES WILL HAVE TO BE UNBELIEVABLE..IKYN!—