They'll keep canceling out the gains made. Funny that despite all the progress they'll make in cloaking tech in the end no one gains the upper-hand. As one ancient philosopher said, it's like chasing the wind. All the tech advancements but . . . nothing gained.I think even if cloaking tech became a regularly used thing, there would still be a need for air defence. The enemy would work out a way to get around the cloaking tech so they can target the intruding planes, which will result in better cloaking tech and better air defence tech.
I was having a think about this late last night and I thought I would get others opinions on it.
With modern radar & weapons technology, aircraft can now lock a target and fire on it from several miles away with the enemy not even knowing what's happening until they get hit. So my question is this; is camouflage really needed these days with the latest fighting aircraft capable of over the horizon combat?
Obviously for the previous generation it is still needed and with helicopters yes, but I can't help but feel that with modern tech, we have rendered camouflage as obsolete.
What are your opinions on this?
Aside from the practical points in limiting an enemy's ability to see, camouflage also acts as a uniform. Having a uniform is part of being a cohesive force and is important in and of itself.