Do fighter jets have kill switches?

Do fighter jets have kill switches? What happens if someone buys jets from a country and then goes to war against them or their friends?

t. living in a country that imports all of its jets

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    sorry buddy, I have the power off button right here

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i wouldn't worry about it

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah, it's called "Say goodbye to your spare parts supply fricko"

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That's why Saab is the ultimate choice for fighters.
    Sweden does not have an space industry or an ability to launch their own payloads and a satellite network is the only way you could activate a kill switch.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Sweden does not have an space industry or an ability to launch their own payloads
      >https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esrange
      ?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The Gripen has a shitton of foreign equipment and tech, especially american ones.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They cut off the supply of spare parts and technical know-how, and your fleet is dead in the water within a week.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >your fleet is dead in the water within a week.
      Not even in 40 years. Iran is still flying F-4 Phantoms, F-14 Tomcats, and P-3 Orions they inherited from the Shah's regime.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They are industrial and large enough to produce some parts themselves and buy spares through proxies. They cannibalism most of them to keep one or two propaganda pieces flying.
        But above all they barely actually operate them, bringing them out for parades once in a while to dab on the great satan or whatever.

        Iran is able to do these things because they are, despite reputation, quite a powerful nation with a diversified and advanced economy. Most nations would not be able to do any of this.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How's that western wiener taste?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >ask westerners how their own wiener tastes
      do Russians and other assorted thirdies spend all day thinking about wiener?

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the have three dot hidden menus

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    no (yes)

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    do not ask about this.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous
  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If there was a kill switch Russia wouldn't be fighting mostly Russian built fighters in Ukraine, and Iran wouldn't be flying American built fighters still.

    More about spares and upgrades.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      For old planes, yes. New US ones have ways to disable them. This is for all exports except strangely Israeli ones IIRC.

      They have their own unique variant, the F-35I.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's the other way around for them. Israel has the kill switch for all US, and as a result, almost all Western and Arab planes.

        Why do you think the Arabs are so complaint? They are one kabbalhic sorcery move away from having half their arsenals turned into paperweights. Once the infiltrate China's elite it is over.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Doesn’t the Exocet have actual kill codes?

          For old planes, yes. New US ones have ways to disable them. This is for all exports except strangely Israeli ones IIRC.

          They have their own unique variant, the F-35I.

          shut the frick up morons, adults are talking

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You're confusing software keys with a remote killswitch. Israel has the software keys because they use the f-35i in actual missions and serve as a beta tester for the f-35 in general. They share their data with the US.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        dude, stop schizoposting

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Of course not, if nothing else because that would render them vulnerable to false deactivations, in addition to making buyers reticent to purchase them if they could be killed just like that.
    On the other hand, if they stop supplying you with spare parts you may have trouble keeping them in use.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Iran still has functioning F-14s after 45 years
    The saddest/most hilarious part is that they're still some of the finest planes any OPFOR power has, too

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      she's so beautiful

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it's amazing that they've got enough in flying condition for a formation photoshoot. even more so if any of them are still combat capable. even the US was forced to get rid of them due to how difficult and expensive they are to maintain.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >US was forced to get rid of them due to how difficult and expensive they are to maintain
        And yet Iran is still capable of flying them. For those capable of it, it really makes you think.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The US had access to alternative platforms. Iran did not.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I can only imagine the amount of smellkaka engineering they need to do to make that a reality.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >US was forced to get rid of them due to how difficult and expensive they are to maintain
        And yet Iran is still capable of flying them. For those capable of it, it really makes you think.

        I wonder if them operating from proper airbases in the desert rather than off of carriers at sea has improved their reliability. Probably fly them less often too.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          huh, youre definitely right now that you mention it. it's why cars last forever in Australia and fall apart in the American midwest

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I do believe they fly them a lot less in recent years, as the frames are aging. Hence why they traded Shahed drones for Su jets from Russia, they need to replace them eventually.

          >US was forced to get rid of them due to how difficult and expensive they are to maintain
          And yet Iran is still capable of flying them. For those capable of it, it really makes you think.

          it's amazing that they've got enough in flying condition for a formation photoshoot. even more so if any of them are still combat capable. even the US was forced to get rid of them due to how difficult and expensive they are to maintain.

          FLYING condition and FIGHTING condition are not at all the same things. In terms of complexity of operation you have
          >Roll onto tarmac for propaganda shots
          >Basic take off and landing
          >The above, plus flying in formation for propaganda shots
          >intercept an unarmed foreign plane that has wandered into your airspace for any number of reasons
          >Fly over uncontested airspace in good weather, drop bomb, and fly back
          >Do the same but in mild threat zone like early SAMs or AA guns, or do it at night or bad weather
          >Actual honest to god operations in contested airspace where an enemy jet and/or advanced IADS is trying to kill you
          >The above, but also your mission is just part of a system of missions as part of a greater operation, requiring you to coordinate with other units in the ground and air day and night in various weather patterns

          And due to that ladder tier, you have most global airforces who are able to do propaganda stuff like bombing static uncontested targets or do ops in mildly contested areas (ie., Russia) but that 100% melt under heavy contest. Only the NATO 'n Friends can do that last rung on the ladder, hence you have the famous Desert Storm webm of a thousand planes and helos in a deadly, intricate dance ripping apart the Iraqis.

          Everyone else, at best, is just bombing ISIS in Syria or something similar.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They’ve got like over 300 modifications and modernizations to keep them airworthy, they use them as AWACS and to defend their nuclear sites

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      A model engines were pretty crap.

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If “fighter jets” had a remote killswitch it would be possible for an adversary to remotely turn off your own aircraft, which is why no one would ever do that. Imagine a big self destruct button for the entire NATO airforce except it’s Bluetooth enabled.

    Also, why the frick would the US need to use a killswitch to destroy the airforce of any country that relies on imports? Lmfao

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Pretty much this. It may take 20 years, but if you build a backdoor, it will eventually be discovered and used against you.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If “fighter jets” had a remote killswitch it would be possible for an adversary to remotely turn off your own aircraft, which is why no one would ever do that. Imagine a big self destruct button for the entire NATO airforce except it’s Bluetooth enabled.

        Also, why the frick would the US need to use a killswitch to destroy the airforce of any country that relies on imports? Lmfao

        and another thing, the US does have an off button for export F-35s used against them

        it's called knowing the precise details of their geometry and materials and sensors and capabilities and weapons capabilities and all the properties that make them stealthy.

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Both the pilot and the copilot have to give their authorisation codes and biometric data to initiate a self-destruct, it has configurable timer and will be announced over the speakers with a running update. Once the timer reaches zero the warp core will overload, instantly destroying the fighter jet and anything onboard, including everything in a 15km radius. This is a last resort and historically have only been performed a handful of times.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I would have believed 15 meters, anon, but not 15km. You had me until then, even though you said warp core.

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    In order to avoid friendly fire incidents the Soviets built hard lockouts into their SAMs so that they couldn't acquire Soviet built aircraft.

    Yes, this did cause some issues when the Russians invaded a post-Soviet nation with a pretty substantial air force.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The fact that the DRPK utterly refuses to use IFF in any form to the point of completely rebuilding import gear that has it suddenly makes sense.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Gonna call bullshit, the Russians shot down 8 of their own aircraft in the week long Georgian roflstomp of 08

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Don't ask.

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The US goes to the NORAD server, goes to the Options menu, and presses Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Select Start. If you did it right you'll hear a coin sound, if not you have to start over.

    And then all the bad guy's things turn off

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