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UFA-540

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The UFA-540 is an unmanned strike aircraft, capable to pinpoint any ground target with two laser guided or GPS-guided smart bomb. The airframe are shaped for low observability in EM and IR spectra. All ordnance is hidden into internal weapon bay beneath wing.
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BenRG's avatar

With radar, infrared and optical stealth technology and ever more reliable AI, the crewed bomber is becoming a thing of the past. Whilst I think that, for now, the generals will insist on the 'attack' command remaining in the hands of human operators, I think that the next generation of strike/interdiction aircraft will be something like this.

MisterArtMaster101's avatar
That is only if drones don't get hijacked. I fear that the era of the drone is going to be shortlived because there are enough powerful players who want drones dead and buried because they provide too much of a force multiplier on the battlefield.

... so it would most likely be a situation where we start fighting someone, they hijack our drones, and in a bout of ultimate spite worthy of the phrase 'FROM HELL'S HEART I STAB AT THEE!', make sure that everyone and their brother has access to how they hijacked the drones.

Oh, and the only way to stop it? Either you have the drone operator practically on the drone's ass (i.e. within 300 meters) or simply stuff an artificial general intelligence (aka what the public calls AI) into the airframe.
EpicSubterfuge's avatar
This looks like something straight out of Ace Combat, in the best possible way.
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Midway2009Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome drone!
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Emilion-3Hobbyist Writer
Nice.