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Scramjet State-of-the-Art Technology

A DSIAC subject matter expert from the Johns Hopkins University Energetics Research Group performed open-source and Joint Army Navy NASA Air Force (JANNAF) repository searches. The U.S. Air Force (particularly, the Air Force Research Laboratory…


AFRL Achieves Record-Setting Hypersonic Ground Test Milestone

A U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and Air Force Test Center ground test team set a record for the highest thrust produced by an air-breathing hypersonic engine in Air Force history. “AFRL, in conjunction with Arnold Engineering Development Complex and Northrop Grumman, achieved over 13,000 pounds of thrust from a scramjet engine during testing

Air Force Plans Recoverable Hypersonic Drones by 2040

Air Force weapons developers expect to operate hypersonic intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance drones by the 2040s, once scientific progress with autonomy and propulsion technology matures to a new level. The advent of using a recoverable drone platform able to travel at high altitudes, faster than Mach 5, will follow the emergence of hypersonic weapons likely