Musk: Fighter Jet Era “Has Passed” Written 2 March 2020


U.S. Navy F-35's making carrier deck landings. | U.S. Navy/Wikimedia Commons

CNBC reported that while being interviewed by U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. John Thompson at the Air Warfare Symposium, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said, “The fighter jet era has passed.” Musk added, “Drone warfare is where the future will be. It’s not that I want the future to be – it’s just, this is what the future will be.” Musk also spoke about the Lockheed Martin F-35. Musk said, “The Joint Strike Fighter, there should be a competitor...that’s a controversial subject but I don’t think it’s good to have one provider.” Musk added later on Twitter, “The competitor should be a drone fighter plane that’s remote-controlled by a human, but with its maneuvers augmented by autonomy. The F-35 would have no chance against it.”
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