SuperiorPilotMe wrote:RetiredWeasel wrote:SuperiorPilotMe wrote:
You really need to stop giving that site views let alone keep using it for evidence and the basis of topics like this. He has zero authority, training or military experience whatsoever. He is the American Carlo Kopp, a fanboy, a Boeing fanboy at that. He thinks a F-15 with a KC-46 can bomb the whole world. Also he writes really creepy articles about women in uniform like it’s his fetish. Like in a sexual way.
You've got to be kidding on your last observation regarding that blog. Right? If somehow you're getting that vibe out of Rogoway's blog, then it says more about you than his articles. I've been reading him for over 2 years and although he misses frequently on accuracy, I never, never got any 'creepy' sexual connotation from him. Really don't know where you're coming from on your 'creepy' observation
Nice job sidestepping the issue I’ll take it as a tacit admission that you agree Rogoway has a spotty track record on his “facts.”bikerthai wrote:Planeflyer wrote:The electronics required to slave multiple uav’ s to an ac is not trivial but it is available now. Concept of operations and software are the gating items.
I do not dispute slaving UAV to an AC. My point is as of now, there is no UAV that can carry 22 missiles. The current slate of UAV are too slow to keep up with a strike package and does not have the same missile capacity. The next slate of UAV at more stealth like and also does not have the same capacity (perhaps with the exception of the new bomber.)
This has literally nothing to do with F-15s. Another graduate from the school of Rogoway military journalism!
Agreed - and my general question here remains the same - why are we worried about capacity? No one is disputing the fact that this aircraft will light up like a Christmas tree on any modern 4th gen radar set, so stealth / penetration is out of the question.
If you need a bomb truck, USE A BOMBER!
Conversely (and the angle I think the USAF and indeed this entire thread was taking initially) is that they're just trying to replace the FIGHTERS (C/Ds) from an A2A-capability standpoint. That's what they're saying at least. I still think it's a politically-corrupt "freebie" contract to keep Boeing in the domestic fighter market.
35's are coming on-line faster than 15's are being retired, and additionally 35s will also be coming on-line faster than any 15X does. Doesn't that basically sum everything up? Keep doing exactly what we are doing. Maybe spend some of that $$$ fast-tracking the re-fit of the prototype / test F-22s, and on production / FAL / supplier efficiency studies for the F-35.