What makes you think that the USA will be content shooting at other robot planes? Why would they change their current SOP which is to send increasing numbers of unmanned drones on missile strike operations against ground targets. Ground targets which presumably contain living human beings.
Am I the only one who is becoming increasingly disturbed by the way the US military is putting a lot of effort into dehumanizing the whole killing process?
It is by no accident I assure you. People who can't see the human face of the targets they are destroying tend to feel a lot less guilt and remorse afterwards.
The biggest enemy that the US military has is the American public. When the American public sees bodies in bags (on either side) they start to get upset and start asking whether the Pentagons war de jour is really worth it after all.
The ability to have some soccer mom who can spend 9 to 5 piloting death and destruction via remote control and then go home to cook her family meal afterwards is a great way of winning the PR battle against the population.
The more killing comes to look like a video game the easier the Pentagons PR job will be.