With its long history in the development of hypersonic engines, Aerojet Rocketdyne, a segment of L3Harris Technologies, is considered to be the leader in fuel-cooled hydrocarbon technology. We are currently developing a wide range of hypersonic propulsion system technologies applicable to aircraft and missiles, including high speed weapons, hypersonic cruise vehicles with rapid global reach for reconnaissance and strike missions, and concepts that will provide enhanced access to space.
On May 26, 2010, the X-51A WaveRider hypersonic vehicle, powered by Aerojet Rocketdyne's scramjet engine, achieved aviation history by making the longest-ever supersonic combustion ramjet-powered flight.
Aerojet Rocketdyne is developing propulsion solutions for hypersonic boosters that have to operate in all flight regimes. These include captive carry air launched, ground launched and sub-surface launch. Each regime has its own unique operating requirements and Aerojet Rocketdyne is providing solutions that perform in all of them.