REL / AFRLDevelopment Agreement - Read the Latest Press Release
Reaction Engines Ltd is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement ('CRADA') with the Air Force Research Laboratory's Aerospace Systems Directorate (AFRL/RQ).
Developed by Reaction Engines over the last 20 years, SABRE is a new engine class that can operate in both air-breathing and rocket modes. The SABRE rocket engine enables aircraft to cruise at speeds of up to five times the speed of sound in the atmosphere or fly directly into Earth orbit.
To demonstrate the application of SABRE engines to space access, REL has designed SKYLON, the first vehicle designed to be powered by SABRE engines.