Accession Number:

ADP005617

Title:

X-29 Integrating Advanced Technologies for Tomorrow's Air Combat,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE WRIGHT AERONAUTICAL LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Research and Experimental Aircraft
  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE