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Dark Sorrow

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What is more likely to survive in a contested airspace an armed drone or a turboprop aircraft ?
Armed drone like TAPAS or MQ-9 will have more chance of survival.
What makes you think that a turboprop aircraft has a higher chance of survival?
Turboprop are only useful in scenario like Afghanistan where the enemy has no meaningful defense against aircraft.
In case of Indo-Pak or Indo-China confrontation, drones are better options.
 

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Drone is best option if used as cheap bomb truck in a massive quantity. every missile fired at drone is a less missile they can fired at your aircraft. So if you can manufacturer complete drone system with price closer to enemy surface to air missiles you are good to go. For a start if enemy know you are coming.
1. Use a cheap mass produced high altitude drone for Scout and light bombing runs and used them in first wave attack.
2. Use expensive and more capable stealth drone behind first wave.
3.manned air craft in last wave.
The more enemy engage the first and second wave better the results for us.
If enemy not aware of your attack use stealth drones in first wave to soften up the enemy defenses.
Missiles are expensive and in limited quantity.
 

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Armed drone like TAPAS or MQ-9 will have more chance of survival.
What makes you think that a turboprop aircraft has a higher chance of survival?
Turboprop are only useful in scenario like Afghanistan where the enemy has no meaningful defense against aircraft.
In case of Indo-Pak or Indo-China confrontation, drones are better options.
Wow ! So you think a MQ-9 can survive in an airspace with F-16 or J-10 ?
 

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Wow ! So you think a MQ-9 can survive in an airspace with F-16 or J-10 ?
Nor can a turboprop aircraft survive F-16 or J-10.
Between turboprop aircraft and a drone, if someone is going to be shutdown I would rather have a downed drone. Even if the drone is downed we still have the pilot okay for next drone.
 
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