Hermeus-Pratt & Whitney Outline Hypersonic F100 Test Plan

DARPA’s Rascal affordable space launch concept

The F100 has previously been studied for high-Mach projects, including DARPA’s Rascal affordable space launch concept.

Credit: Pratt & Whitney
COLORADO SPRINGS—Hypersonic aircraft developer Hermeus expects to receive Pratt & Whitney’s F100-229 military turbofan for tests later this year as part of plans to integrate the engine into its upscaled Chimera II turbine-based combined cycle (TBCC) propulsion system. The F100-based TBCC will power...
Guy Norris

Guy is a Senior Editor for Aviation Week, covering technology and propulsion. He is based in Colorado Springs.

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