USAF invst $4.9B to build adaptiv engine

The United States Air Force (USAF) recently signed agreements with five US-based aerospace and engine manufacturers to develop adaptive engine prototypes for NGAD

The five manufacturers - GE Aviation, Raytheon Technologies, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman - were each awarded a $975 million contract to carry out the prototype phase

The USAF has set aside nearly $4.9 billion for the development of adaptive engines. 

The new prototype engine is expected to be designed and tested by July 2032, according to the programme.

Many of the world's fighter jets are propelled by engines designed to travel at high speeds.

Engine manufacturers involved in the USAF programme hope to create a fighter jet engine that uses at least 25% less jet fuel than current engines.

the General Electric XA100 and the Pratt & Whitney XA101, to replace the F135 in the F-35.

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