X-29 Integrating Advanced Technologies for Tomorrow's Air Combat,
AIR FORCE WRIGHT AERONAUTICAL LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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The X-29 Advanced Technology Demonstrator Program is underway and in flight status at NASA Dryden Flight Research Facility. The joint US Air Force, NASA, DARPA, Grumman Aerospace Corporation program is demonstrating a set of advanced airframe technologies for consideration by designers of tomorrows combat aircraft. These technologies are described and preliminary quantitative results are discussed. These technologies are, furthermore, integrated within the X-29 airframe. Tomorrows combat aircraft will require new, integrated technologies and will benefit from the X-29 Integration experience base. The X-29 aircraft is being considered for several potential test bed demonstrations of new equipment and airframe concepts and will serve well in this role to satisfy near term requirements.
- Research and Experimental Aircraft
- Attack and Fighter Aircraft