NASA Contract Reveals Adour Engine’s Role In DARPA Hypersonics

A NASA contract has provided confirmation that a turbine-based combined-cycle (TBCC) engine under development by DARPA to power reusable hypersonic vehicles is built around a Rolls-Royce Adour turbofan. The Advanced Full-Range Engine (AFRE) program aims to demonstrate a powerplant that can propel a...

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