Elon Musk says military drones will outlast fighter jets
“It’s not [that] I want it future be this, ”added the billionaire entrepreneur during a fireside conversation about the future of air defense with Gen. Jay Raymond, chief of space operations for the Space force, at the 2020 Air Warfare Symposium, Friday. “The era of fighter jets is over.”
The founder of electric car maker Tesla reaffirmed Twitter when a user of the platform said the new Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter should have a competitor. The fighter jet is the most expensive weapons program in the history of the United States.
“The competitor should be a drone fighter jet controlled by a human but with its maneuvers augmented by the autonomy”, Musk tweeted. “The F-35 wouldn’t stand a chance against him.”
Achieving technological advancements in drone combat, he said, will require leaders to be unafraid of failing before they succeed.
“At first, no one wanted a You’re here. I can tell you, ”he said when asked if he ever had to“ push ”his product, adding that no one knew what electric cars were and why they were better than electric cars. gasoline vehicles.
“When it comes to a radically new product, people don’t know they want it because it’s just not within their scope,” Musk said. “When they started making televisions, they did a national survey in ’46 or ’48, ‘Will you ever buy a TV’, and… almost everyone said they wouldn’t.”