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X-51A WaveRider

Country of Origin: USA


The X-51A WaveRider program was designed to demonstrate scaleable scramjet engine propulsion technology, high-temperature materials, airframe/engine integration, high-speed stability and control, and other key technologies within the hypersonic Mach 4.5 to 6.5 range. Technology from the program was expected to inform the development of future space vehicles, hypersonic atmospheric aircraft and weapons, including long-range strike missiles.

The air vehicle itself was an...

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