Reply to post: But we can afford more of them

Don't mean to alarm you, but Boeing has built an unmanned fighter jet called 'Loyal Wingman'


But we can afford more of them

I assumed the Bizjet engine choice was one of cost and practicality. They'd be cheaper (remember, sending into harms way where they wouldn't risk a pilot may = higher losses), easier to service, have much faster turn-around times, and much longer work cycles before overhaul. It may not pull the G's and be able to maneuver like a proper fighter, but I assume the thinking is more along the lines of "the clone war army" than the small handful of jedi.

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