I have to check that out. Cool premise.That article aside, how much advantage/disadvantage are we talking about here overall, in terms of ISA? Will that even matter that much in the big picture given the bazillion other variables involved?
Off topic, but this is actually the basis of a Stargate episode. Aliens decide to consult humans for help on how to defeat an enemy. The enemy's technology is impervious to the aliens' advanced energy weapons (which are centuries ahead of anything humans have), but can be severely damaged with human projectile weapons.
They are not looking to get human guns. Instead, they consulted the humans because the aliens felt they were so advanced now that they were not stupid enough to come up with such primitive ideas that can actually still work.