Military engines of the future
Military propulsion systems have to meet extreme operational requirements. A promising concept is the variable cycle engine (VCE), which can provide optimum performance over the entire flight envelope, and significantly improve a combat aircraft’s mission flexibility. VCE technology could be a viable option for the Next European Fighter Engine. We are researching the concept. With its new technologies and innovative virtual design and additive manufacturing approaches, MTU is absolutely ready for this project to take off.