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Kelsey Atherton

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Staff Writer and Editor-in-Chief, Grand Blog Tarkin — Popular Science

War, robots, and other bad futures for @PopSci. Not actually a drone. Unitarian Universalist. Opinions my own. He/him. Fam: @alymaybe & @stellahthedog

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Jul 26, 2017

@tznkai (heading off twitter for the night; happy to pick this back up tomorrow)

Jul 26, 2017

@tznkai still, the F-35 is the only game in town for almost a decade now (since end of F-22 production) so it's going to get all the heat regardless

Jul 26, 2017

@tznkai but if the F-35 becomes, say, a combat-drone-herder, then that's mitigated somewhat in my eye  http://www.popsci.com/future-air-force-fighters-leading-drone-swarms 

Jul 26, 2017

@tznkai and then we don't know if there will be an answer to stealth during its lifetime; that would be huge and fatal to the program

Jul 26, 2017

@tznkai Part of the danger is there is no same-generation fall-back, because the F-35 crowded out all other possible planes.

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