More humble than you would understand
Now that you're saying "near future," I can't disagree, though I suppose we could go back and forth over the definition of "near." It was the "ever" part I wondered about, because people will eventually completely disappear from cockpits, except for rich hobbyists who own and fly relics for their personal amusement. The only question is when.Those issues with the combination of having to process multiple sources of data, make a judgement based decision, and then apply it to an aircraft to put it at a place in time and space to have a certain effect on a battlespace is something that requires a pilot in the loop. Anything less will require a signal, and those can be interfered with in many different ways. So yeah, if you’re saying that a fully autonomous A.I. Attack aircraft will be dropping close to any battalion in the near future, I have serious doubts about the validity of that. To the best of my knowledge we’re not even planning for it.