We would do well to remember Stalin’s axiom “Quantity has a quality all its own”.
The Russians did this with cheap, effective, and cleverly-designed weapons that could be churned out and used by semi-skilled people in WWII. And, except at the end of the war, any honest person would agree that our equipment was markedly inferior to virtually all of the German and a lot of the British equipment. But we made a hell of a lot of it and we had a lot of people trained and eager to use it.
Arthur C. Clarke wrote a science fiction story early in his career that chronicled the failure of a technologically superior, but overly complex military in a future war between planetary systems.
IMO, much of our high-tech military equipment is in danger of being overwhelmed by mass numbers of cheap or decoy weapons. The Iranians are counting on this, because it is their only chance. Same with Hamas, with their ten dollar upscaled bottle rockets requiring a $20K anti-missile missile to counter them.
Absolutely. We are now the Germans with a hundred Tiger tanks facing our enemies with a thousand M-4 Shermans. Not where I want to be.