U.S. Air Force Marks Scramjet Thrust Milestone

Credit: AEDC Aerodynamic and Propulsion Test Unit: USAF
LOS ANGELES—Coming at a critical time for the acceleration of U.S. hypersonic weapons technology, the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and Air Force Test Center have achieved over 13,000 lb. thrust during ground tests of a Northrop Grumman-developed scramjet. The power level marks an Air Force...
Guy Norris

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

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