DARPA Aims Gambit Missile Project At Fourth-Gen Fighters

Rotating detonation engine
Rotating detonation engines are now being tested on tactical missiles.
Credit: Air Force Research Laboratory
A new, DARPA-funded program is intended to provide a long-range strike missile for fourth-generation fighters, leveraging the potential size and fuel efficiency advantages of rotating detonation engine (RDE) technology. DARPA unveiled the Gambit program in a July 20 special notice advertising a...
Steve Trimble

Steve covers military aviation, missiles and space for the Aviation Week Network, based in Washington DC.

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