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American fighters can get links drones

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The command of the US Air Force announced its interest in creating UAVs that could fly in conjunction with fighters and take on some of their functions, reports Rossiyskaya Gazeta with reference to AirForceTimes.




As conceived by the generals, the UAVs could, in particular, strike at the direction of the pilots, or conduct reconnaissance in specified sectors.

An important function of UAVs, according to the military, is the ability to unload the manned fighter itself. “The drones led by him can take onboard the equipment that now has to be installed on a combat aircraft — powerful radar stations, sensory devices and other necessary devices. Surrounded by such drones, the fighter itself could act more efficiently, remaining less visible to the enemy, ”writes AirForceTimes.

At the same time, the publication points to a significant problem of this project: it is proposed to supply only the high-speed 4 and 5 generation fighters with UAV links. So, “for effective interaction in the link, the drones should have speed and maneuverability no less than those of these machines, but as far as we know, none of the armies of the world have such drones,” the author concludes.
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  1. Witamin72
    Witamin72 30 September 2015 14: 27 New
    +2
    Of course, there are no such UAVs yet, and it is written that the command of the US Air Force has declared interest in creating drones
    1. iConst
      iConst 30 September 2015 15: 56 New
      +2
      Quote: Witamin72
      Of course, there are no such UAVs yet, and it is written that the command of the US Air Force has declared interest in creating drones

      This concept, as they say, lay on the surface: releasing auxiliary drones or working with attendants is logical.
  2. Engineer
    Engineer 30 September 2015 14: 28 New
    +3
    F-35 in conjunction with Reaper will look good they have almost the same LTX laughing
    1. kil 31
      kil 31 30 September 2015 14: 36 New
      +4
      Quote: Engineer
      F-35 in conjunction with Reaper will look good they have almost the same LTX laughing

      Another thing is also interesting. F 35 is considered invisible, and if there are several drones around it, the air defense personnel will have a flash, and mother do not worry.
      1. clidon
        clidon 30 September 2015 20: 25 New
        +1
        Even if so, then the fire will be conducted on the UAV, and not on the leading vehicle.
    2. Lt. Air Force stock
      Lt. Air Force stock 30 September 2015 14: 46 New
      +2
      Quote: Engineer
      F-35 in conjunction with Reaper will look good they have almost the same LTX

      It is planned to convert part of the F-16 to drones.
      1. Engineer
        Engineer 30 September 2015 15: 03 New
        +3
        it's better to remake the F-35 into drones, so at least they will be of use.
        1. Temples
          Temples 30 September 2015 15: 22 New
          +3
          Then it’s better to get into the tractor!
          There really will be benefits for everyone: ameriansky agriculture, and us because of the lack of F-35 in the sky.
          1. sharp-lad
            sharp-lad 30 September 2015 21: 05 New
            0
            What is the use in the absence of normal training targets?
      2. hydrox
        hydrox 30 September 2015 15: 35 New
        +1
        Then the attitude to him will be like a normal air target - also a loss be healthy!
    3. hydrox
      hydrox 30 September 2015 15: 33 New
      +1
      Typical rubbish :: group goal attracts more attention. And if we take into account combat maneuvering (the same anti-aircraft maneuver), then there will be more losses in this mess than with a simple anti-aircraft countermeasure.
  3. katalonec2014
    katalonec2014 30 September 2015 14: 42 New
    +3
    The pilot simply will not be able to control his plane while controlling a link of drones, then not a fighter, but something more suitable as a flying command post, especially with the help of a bunch of drones around, he will feel more protected.
    1. barsuk
      barsuk 30 September 2015 14: 57 New
      +1
      Automation will be controlled
    2. hydrox
      hydrox 30 September 2015 15: 37 New
      +1
      But what a gorgeous goal: to slap it - and run, collect wreckage drones in the desert.
  4. lukewarm
    lukewarm 30 September 2015 14: 53 New
    +1
    Any idea can be brought to the point of absurdity. This will not be a fighter, but a flying KP.
  5. roskot
    roskot 30 September 2015 14: 58 New
    +1
    The command of the US Air Force has expressed interest in creating drones

    To express an interest does not mean to receive. How long will it take to create them. Yes, even with the parameters of the fighter.
  6. Engineer
    Engineer 30 September 2015 15: 07 New
    0
    Well, if you recall, it used to be: the leader and the follower, the pilot and the drone. Until the drones of the mind pick up, i.e. until there is an AI with the possibility of learning, then such a bunch can show itself well. Especially on heavy fighters with two pilots, where one pilot can control drones as aircraft weapons, or at least control them, set priorities.
    1. hydrox
      hydrox 30 September 2015 15: 39 New
      0
      Quote: Engineer
      prioritize.


      Well, yes, and then the radar operator is a complete sucker and can not distinguish flare from each other. So he will assign priority - whom to shoot first!
  7. evil partisan
    evil partisan 30 September 2015 15: 08 New
    -1
    That's where the "Gin from the Bottle" - UAV. UAV +, for example, BO = full scribe. It's time to ban UAVs. Not all, but some of their species - definitely ... IMHO.
  8. Metlik
    Metlik 30 September 2015 16: 41 New
    0
    At a close distance, 100-200 meters, the drone control can work on a laser beam, which means that radio countermeasures will be ineffective. And if the drones can dock and refuel from the fighter, the gain will be even greater.
    1. mosquit
      mosquit 30 September 2015 17: 10 New
      0
      LASER, IN THE ATMOSPHERE laughing ?
      1. evil partisan
        evil partisan 30 September 2015 21: 03 New
        0
        Quote: mosquit
        LASER, IN THE ATMOSPHERE?

        Inertial control, as an option. With BO on board .... The terrible thing ...
  9. mosquit
    mosquit 30 September 2015 16: 43 New
    0
    I'm glad, let's spend the loot further .. :)
  10. mosquit
    mosquit 30 September 2015 16: 48 New
    +1
    Everything has long been invented ... laughing
    And not in the USA ...
  11. ingenera
    ingenera 30 September 2015 17: 24 New
    0
    Fighter pilots will have to tight. Piloting in a group is not a simple matter, and there is a group of “brainless” people around. And the fighter will not be able to “unload", - communications and control equipment for drones will be added. In ideal conditions (over a flat desert without the opposition of a technologically advanced enemy in fine weather), it may come out. And the second crew member will not ride here - he is not flying as a passenger now, he already has duties, and then drones will be added. Although, against the Tuareg camels will look spectacular.
  12. Shuttle
    Shuttle 30 September 2015 17: 34 New
    +1
    In fact, the idea is very sound. Both aircraft and drones will surely try to design for it.
    It is necessary that we checked the idea.
  13. afrikanez
    afrikanez 30 September 2015 18: 02 New
    -1
    Again, the American fantasy broke out. Let at least the technology for creating such UAVs be achieved and then they think where and how to apply it.
  14. APASUS
    APASUS 30 September 2015 20: 31 New
    0
    Missed time with the director of a furniture store, and so could well run in drone drone in Syria.
    And regarding the article - these are plans for the distant future, too many technologies have not yet been invented on this topic