American’s cheap drone war

The Americans have been fighting wars after wars non stop since WW2, and often several wars at the same time. They have learnt valuable lessons in the areas of strategies, tactics and cost effectiveness. The latest concept is drone wars.
The Americans must have taken quite a toll in the lost of expensive aircraft and lives of pilots, even though they have so many available, that using expensive aircraft and risking the lives of pilots are a no go and very costly in all fronts.

The cheap drones are safe and effective. The expensive leading edge technology of the best, most sophisticated and most advanced and most expensive fighters are just for show, a PR job to demoralize the enemy. The real war is fought by drones. The days of Battle of Britain and having the fastest and best aircraft for air superiority is over. Today there are cruise missiles and anti aircraft missiles that would make sophisticated and expensive aircraft irrelevant.

There is nothing secretive or surprising about the F35s. It is another con game that only a super power with bottomless funds can afford to play. Who are we bluffing that we need the most sophisticated and problem plagued and most expensive fighter aircraft when drones will do? Why do we need the most expensive aircraft to fight who? And don’t forget, to fly such sophisticated aircraft we need near supermen and women to operate them. Putting an idiot or monkey on the pilot seat will not do justice to such a piece of technology shit. At that speed the intelligence level and reaction time falls drastically and put on a lot of stress on the pilots. A super aircraft is only as good as the technicians and the quality of the pilots. Lousy technicians and pilots would undermine the capability that was paid for.

In the case of drones, you can fly them by school children with fast fingers on the ground. Warfare has moved on and the Americans know what they are doing. Are we still stuck in our old mindset of fighting wars with pilots and more and more sophisticated machines when the Americans have abandoned such a military strategy?

With the money to be spent on sophisticated piloted aircraft, we can have a few hundreds or thousands of drones or cruise missiles at our disposal. And training the boys and girls to fly them would be a piece of cake, with practically no war casualty. On the defensive part there are the famous and highly rated Patriot Missile System or the even better Iron Dome of Israel to take down the best fighter aircraft.

What is the better war strategy? Ask the Americans why they are using drones instead. In many ways, the F35 is another Ponzi Scheme to make the participants in the programme pay and pay when they have already committed money out front and very painful to cut losses at this point in time.

Kopi level - Green


Anonymous said...

Sinkieland cannot use drones lah.

Americans use drones because they have real wars, real targets, especially terrorist targets in Afganistan and Pakistan.

If Sinkieland use drones, where to use for real targets, you tell me lah? For practice only in American desert? What for? As RB said, it is so easy even school children can do. So no need to practise one. Just straightaway use for real.

But sorry lah, no targets to fire so of what use?

Anonymous said...

Who knows, maybe Sinkieland have bought drones from the Americans already.

But perhaps it was not announced and also not use yet lah.

Waiting to be used to supplement, not to totally replace fighter jets, if needed.

Anonymous said...

Fighter jets got real target meh?

Anonymous said...

F-35 is just like the Jewel @ Changi Airport.
Very impressive on paper.
Created by scholars on paper.
Will surely succeed on paper.

Alternative use for the money spoent on F-35 and the Jewel:
a. Reduce TB cases in Singapore
b. Reduce dengue fever in Singapore
c. More hospitals & hospital beds in Singapore
d. More nursing homes in Singapore
e. More old age homes in Singapore

In URA's Masterplan for Singapore;
Got make space and plans for (a) to (e) or not?

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

It does not make sense to fight a war with such an expensive piece of machinery only to be taken down by cheap surface to air missiles.

It is $200m to $300m a piece when a missile is costing may $1m or so.

This is just like the American aircraft carriers sitting there in the sea and waiting to be taken down by missiles that cost a fraction of the carriers.

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

redbean, The F35 is not America lah. It is American defence contractor who has managed to pull a fast one and create a gravy train of Other Peoples Money for themselves.

It is the US Fed Govt and the US citizens who are paying for all this shit.

Similarly, for the drones: they are made by private businesses, for profit. Sales teams from the drone and F35 manufacturers work damn hard in "sealing the deal" with the dumb US Govt and its Sheeple taxpayers, to make defence contractors RICH.

In war -- follow the money. You can't go wrong.

Anonymous said...

Remote controlled toys, mostly made in China, are all over the World.
Solhisticated ones maybe flying around as well.
Drone, Robot and Cyborg Wars may have already takened place.

b said...

PAP screw sinkies so USofA screw PAP loh. Evil fighting evil and of cos sinkies paid the price but sinkies can get out if they are willing. To stop USofA pestering for money, that country must be in recession or turmoil or known as China.

b said...

"The threat of China is not military. The threat of China is they can't be intimidated... Europe you can intimidate. When the US tries to get people to stop investing in Iran, European companies pull out, China disregards it. You look at history and understand why — they've been around for 4,000 years, they have contempt for the barbarians, they just don't give a damn. OK, you scream, we'll go ahead and take over a big piece of Saudi or Iranian oil. And that's the threat, you can't intimidate them — it's driving people in Washington berserk. But, you know, of all the major powers, they've been the least aggressive militarily."
― Noam Chomsky