There is continuous arms race among opposing weapons technologies. I am wondering how the world will be in the arms race of this century. The USA Pentagon has the approval to push the envelope in developing and deploying technologies which are defensive and hopefully effective. An example is the anti-ballistic missile shield technologies. There are already operational high power lasers aboard large jet aircraft.
Will we see a time when all airborne means of carrying weapons will be extremely vulnerable to being shot to the ground? Are we seeing the beginning of the dominance of defensive weapons to control the air?
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