The U.S. Air Force yesterday picked United Technologies' Pratt&Whitney to continue development of hydrocarbon-fuel scramjet technology that could be used in advanced, hypersonic missiles. P&W beat GenCorp's Aerojet for the AF's primary missile propulsion technology effort known as the Storable Fuel Scramjet Flowpath Concepts technology development. Both companies had been demonstrating component- level performance since the summer of 1996. The contract is worth $48.9 ...

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