And how do you propose one gets that "compact stealthy hypersonic weapon" to the altitude an speed that is required to operate it?
I would like to see a supersonic aircraft without vertical stabilizers fly, not in pictures. AFAIK it would require rocket motors like they use for control in space to keep it flying straight.
The mismatch between ATC and TCAS has let to at least one mid air collision before.
"TCAS and ATC were at odds on whether to command descent or climb."
That is why ATC must be aware of...
A coin with numbers on both sides will never show head.
Also this is the gamblers fallacy.
The F-15s have to be maintained anyhow thus they cost in maintenance. Would it be so much more expensive to replace old parts with different new ones?
The F-15SE Silent Eagle sounds like a...