We do need drones and SAMs but they can't substitute fighter jets.True.
And EFT gives generals a massive chance for commision without compromisimg Their masters.
Imagine the amaount of offensive drones and SAMs you could get for 4 billion though..
Drones have near zero counter measures against missiles while SAMs are useless against high flying jets.
Having said that spending 4 billion on 16 EFTs without building a backbone first with single engine fighters is comically stupid.