The Brazilian government has begun trials to help realize its ambitions to build a hypersonic waverider demonstrator.
Initial work is being carried out by the The Institute for Advanced Studies to assess flow parameters of the supersonic combustion engine, with a particular focus on the engine inlet and exhaust area, the Brazilian air force reports.
(Photo: Brazilian air force)
Speaking to Aviation Week during this year’s LAAD conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian air force officials said they hope to complete the first flight test next year.
(Photo: Robert Wall)
The motor is to be used on the 14X demonstrator. More on that here.