Reaction Engines enter R&D agreement with US Air Force

Reaction Engines has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the US Air Force Research Laboratory’s Aerospace Systems Directorate (AFRL/RQ).

The CRADA provides a framework to assess the performance, applications and development paths for REL’s SABRE air-breathing rocket engine, a new class of aerospace engine designed for low cost, responsive space access and high speed atmospheric flight.

This CRADA is the first US government formal relationship with Reaction Engines and will be used to inform US government stakeholders about the SABRE engine’s potential for hypersonic vehicle applications.