- Feb 11, 2017
I did answer it , most missiles can loiter and they can escort if you allow ground units to call in strikes like artillery .Huh? What does infantry have to do with a discussion regarding aircraft? They're two mutually exclusive things. Not even remotely fulfilling the same tactical roles.
You never answered my questions. Can a missile provide convoy escort or loiter in an area where your infantry are operating, waiting for targets of opportunity?
Not all terrorists sit still in their caves and bunkers either waiting for bunker-buster to land on their heads That is the whole thing around counter-insurgency; you are often dealing with small, mobile targets. UAVs and close-air support offer way more tactical flexibility here as well as providing eyes in the sky.
Everything a missile can do it does better than other air assets , except troop transport.