The Corporation signed a contract with the Pentagon for $30 million.
The American Corporation Boeing intends to participate in developing new engines for the guided weapons of the US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet and other deck-based aircraft. This is stated in the company’s statement published.
As follows from the document, Boeing signed a corresponding contract for $30 million with the US military Department. He plans to create a “flight demonstrator of a promising supersonic ramjet engine” in collaboration with US Navy specialists. Flight tests are scheduled for the end of 2022.
As noted by the head of this project at Boeing, Steve Mercer, the new engine for guided weapons will increase the F/A-18 Super Hornet and other deck-based aircraft’s efficiency. Boeing has repeatedly participated in the development of engines for the needs of the US military.