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AFA 08: Streaming ADVENT/HEETE video at AFRL booth

I almost hesitate to post these videos. The quality is obviously not spectacular, and unfortunately the audio did not make it through YouTube’s processing system.But if you’re interested on next-generation technology military engines, this data presented in this series of videos I shot at AFA yesterday could be interesting today. The video playing on a […]

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The turbofan: Not dead yet

The ducted turbofan jet engine, the world’s most efficient machine, is now 43 years old. General Electric introduced the TF39 in 1965 to power the mammoth Lockheed C-5A. This now ubiquitous source of power for aircraft would seem to be a “mature” (read: dead) technology, closed to new opportunities for innovation. Whether the goal is […]

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