China Developing Scramjet Propulsion

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Interesting article from AW&ST<br /><br /><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr /><p>World News & Analysis <br /> <br />China Developing Scramjet Propulsion <br />Aviation Week & Space Technology <br />09/03/2007, page 28 <br />Craig Covault <br />Cape Canaveral <br /><br /> <br />Mach 5 scramjet initiative will advance Chinese aerospace materials and build engineering cadre that’s key to high-speed missile programs <br /> <br />Printed headline: China's Scramjet Ambitions <br /> <br />China is starting to ramp up its scramjet propulsion work—an initiative that will benefit high-speed missile programs while also helping the country to develop advanced aerospace materials, greater computational capabilities and a cadre of young engineers who have matured as a result of cutting-edge engine and aerodynamic challenges.<br /><br />Building on its ramjet experience, China is embracing the much more difficult task of developing Mach 5 air vehicle concepts in which propulsion and aerodynamics are highly coupled.<br /><br />As part of this effort, an integrated scramjet model is about to begin testing at up to Mach 5.6 in a new wind tunnel in Beijing.<br /><br />In addition to the technology and engineering experience to be gained, the mid-term military payoff is likely to be more advanced high-speed tactical and medium-range Chinese missiles, especially for antiship warfare that could threaten U.S. aircraft carriers in the Pacific or operating in support of Taiwan.<br />:<br />:<br />:<br /><p><hr /></p></p></blockquote><br /><br />In the same article, it also talk about the Iranians too, are pursuing solid & liquid rocket engine technologies. <br /><br />The technical papers from the Chinese & the Iranians can be found in journal papers from this year's AIAA Joint Propulsion Conference . <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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