Brazil completes first flight test of its 14-X hypersonic engine

The technology is considered by Brazil as one of the most efficient means of accessing space soon and could be used to place satellites in orbit and make suborbital flights. It can also be used in other areas, such as developing intercontinental ballistic missiles or civil aviation.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) completed the first flight test of its 14-X hypersonic aircraft engine. The launch of the demonstrator took place on December 14 from the Alcântara Launch Center (CLA) as part of Operation Cruzeiro.

Through the launch of various types of demonstrators, the start of flight tests is part of the Brazilian Air Force's Hypersonic Propulsion Project 14-X, coordinated by the Department of Aerospace Science and Technology (DCTA). The project's main objective is to provide Brazil with this type of technology, making the country a pioneer in using . . .

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