The US Navy is giving up on fighter pilots and turning to drones

The US Navy will soon turn to uncrewed aerial vehicles and drones to perform missions at sea, on land, and in the air. It is believed that the currently used F-35 Lightning fighter “should be, and almost certainly will be, the last [crewed] strike fighter aircraft the Department of the Navy will ever buy or fly.” By moving away from crewed aircraft, the Navy could develop new fighting craft without needing to factor in the pilot’s safety, a process that extended the time and cost of projects. Read More>>

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