DARPA Unveils Gambit Program To Test RDE-Powered Missile

Rotating detonation engine
Rotating detonation engines are now being tested on tactical missiles.
Credit: Air Force Research Laboratory
DARPA plans to develop a high-supersonic, long-range strike missile powered by a rotating detonation engine (RDE), seeking to advance a potentially more efficient and affordable form of high-supersonic propulsion into a prototype of a future weapon. The two-phase Gambit program will start with an 18...

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