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

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Risk....

The trouble with military hardware going down this route is that as the risks to personnel decrease, so the risks taken by those further up the chain increase. It is very easy to send an unmanned, remotely operated asset into a hostile area and dramatically escalate the situation. The superpower arms race essentially stagnated because nobody could ever win. Remotely operated assets are starting a whole new arms race where one again, those with the money or a totalitarian regime will just continue the race.

The very fact these weapons are operated remotely increases the deniability, again increasing the risk of an unexpected conflict. Ultimately the trickle-down effect will result in these being in the hands of all the unsavoury organisations and regimes that create havoc, locally or internationally.

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