Air Superiority Drones
I thought the following comment at Strategypage, in a post about turning old F-16s into unmanned targets very interesting:
The UAV version of an aircraft is superior, in some ways, to one with a pilot in it. This is mainly because pilots black out when the aircraft makes turns too sharply, at high speed. The air force discovered how effective this capability was during the 1970s, when they rigged some jet fighters to fly without a pilot, and had them go up against manned aircraft.
So,we’ve had this capability since the 1970s and have yet to deploy an air superiority UAV? I suspect someone is going beat us to it eventually. Then there is Gorgon Stare.