ever play FPS games with high lag?Some thoughts on this. I think UAVs can have major advantage in A2A especially when it comes to pilot visibility, payload and maneuverability.
1) Gimbal cameras with 360 view can allow ground controllers to have unobstructed view. Coupled with a VR goggle setup allows the pilot to control the camera using their head.
2) No onboard pilot means no ejection seat, no cockpit, no glass dome, no life support systems ie oxygen supply, smaller fuel tank. lighter aircraft can carry more ordinance hence better firepower. Due to the lighter weight acceleration will also improve.
Also no pilot means that the ucav can out maneuver manned aircraft because of higher g tolerance.