The possibility of creating a military drone-based fighter-bomber piloted the fifth generation F-35 does not exclude from military experts at the U.S. Naval Academy. Most of the actions of the current version control Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter is automated — for comparison, the size of its board software is 9 million lines of code, which is much more, if in the F-22.
Lockheed Martin managers say that their secret Skunk Works division covers all directions of the fighter. Estimated test intensively tested in July F-35 has a pronounced emphasis on the «partial manned» and remote monitoring. Due to the exclusion of the pilot control loop can be, for example, a 3-fold increase suitable load on the machine and use it especially unsafe principal missions.