In Russia, the engine was tested for promising hypersonic aircraft and orbital aircraft.
United Engine Corporation Rostec has tested a pulsating detonation engine demonstrator. The first stage of testing has been successfully completed: the development has shown the required results.
In some modes of operation, the specific thrust was up to 50% higher than the performance of traditional power plants. In the future, this will increase the maximum range and payload weight of aircraft by 1.3-1.5 times, the press service of Rostec said.
The development is planned to be used on orbital aircraft, on supersonic and hypersonic aircraft, as well as in promising rocket and space systems.
Rostec representatives emphasize that this type of power plant for aviation is more economical, in contrast to the thermodynamic cycle used in existing gas turbine engines. Thanks to the new engine, aircraft will have better flight dynamics and maneuverability.
A model of a pulsating detonation engine was first presented at the Army-2017 International Military-Technical Forum.