Tuesday, August 11, 2009

UAV Anyone?

This is coolbert:

Here from the op-ed page of the Chicago Tribune today:

"Here's a remarkable fact: This year, for the first time, the Air Force [USAF] will train more officers on remote-controlled aircraft than combat fighters . . . The service's weapons school recently graduated its first group of students who know more about munitions for unmanned aerial vehicles [UAV] than they do about fighter jet weapons."

For those young persons out there - - who desire to attend the Air Force Academy - - and someday - - fly top of the line fighter jet aircraft, please do not despair. The USAF is going to buy and field at least until the year 2050 2,000 of the F-35 fighter plane. Plenty of opportunities will exist for the fighter jocks well into the future!

But the trend is clear. UAV is the way to go? And not a future that is "pie in the sky", but right now, as we speak.


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