Adaptive engine work feeds sixth-gen fighter design, says US Air Force

While the Pentagon did not decide to put GE Aerospace’s XA100 adaptive engine into the F-35, its technology is already informing development of the Next Generation Air Dominance platform’s engines. (GE Aviation) DAYTON, Ohio — The future of the U.S. military’s Adaptive Engine Transition Program is still up in the air, but one service is trying to fold the effort’s technological innovations into an advanced jet’s propulsion system.

In a Tuesday roundtable with reporters in Dayton, Ohio, John Sneden, director of the Air Force’s propulsion directorate, outlined ways his organization is working to adapt AETP features into the future Next […]

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