Russian United Engine Corporation has tested an engine demonstrator for advanced hypersonic aircraft and orbital aircraft.
This was reported by the state corporation “Rostec”.
“The first stage of testing the pulsating detonation engine demonstrator has been successfully completed. The demonstrator gave the required indicators, ”TASS reports.
As specified, in the future, the new engine will increase the maximum range and payload weight of aircraft by 1.3-1.5 times.
Earlier it was reported that the first Russian aircraft with an electric motor based on the Yak-40 will take off in the near future.
The Pulse Detonation Engine is a new type of power plant for aviation. It implements a more economical thermodynamic cycle, in contrast to that used in existing gas turbine engines