Tuesday, January 17, 2012

5th generation fighter planes...,

5th generation fighter planes from Gizmodo on Vimeo.

8 comments:

Xyborg7 said...

Nice.

Ed Dunn said...

My concept of a future generation pilot is to see pilots like the guy talking in the video out of a job.

There is zero need for a "pilot" with these advanced planes and one person cannot pick up all the data and avionics and due to physic programming, the plane can perform maneuvers that will withstand more Gs than the human body, making it more formidable.

I think the drone thing with Obama and Hillary Clinton watching it all unfold from the West Wing is kinda cool....

CNu said...

bears repeating; My concept of a future generation pilot is to see pilots like the guy talking in the video out of a job. - the plane can perform maneuvers that will withstand more Gs than the human body, making it more formidable.

CNu said...

Happy New Year Brother!!! What a pleasant and unexpected surprise to have you drop by.

John Kurman said...

A human body can take a 100 gees, but only for a very brief moment, what they call "shock" or "jerk" the 3rd derivative stuff. A computer chip can take 100 gees pretty much forever. The ironic thing is, once a robot is running the show, the airframe is the weakest link. And, I know we want to keep the human in the kill loop, but I'd wager within 5 years we see an autonomous robot kill somebody. Humans are just too slow.

So, you get your 5th generation human-piloted fighter and go up against my kamikaze robot swarm. Who wins? (5th generation fighter, 100s of millions of dollars, human piloted, at least a million dollars to train, and my swarm robot mini-fighter, armed with a cannon and a self-destruct 70kg high explosive device, at around, what? 150 - 300,000 smackers? x 100? Shazam!)

John Kurman said...

Might want to watch the Frontline Digital Frontiers episode from a year ago, "Remoted-Controlled War".

here's an excerpt: http://video.pbs.org/video/2175892463/

Ed Dunn said...

John, they already got us working on that project:

http://www.uavforge.net/

Would be nice to see a scout/attack duo configuration where one quad-rotor can relay the exact coordinates to the attack quad-rotor that will fire. Pure AI to AI with no human interaction except to confirm before neutralization...

John Kurman said...

This surprises me not at all. And I've a standing bet that within the next five years, some head of state or similar high mucky-muck will get a face full of a quarter stick of dynamite with one of these little drones, and the cost will be less than a hundred bucks. The latest form of IED. (Or maybe it's already been used... was that really a car bomb in Iran...?)

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