posted on Nov, 21 2004 @ 09:35 PM
Boeings X-45C has chosen the General Electric F404-102D.
You have probably heard of this engine before, its on several aircraft, such as: T-50, F/A-18, F-117A, JAS 39, A-4S Super Skyhawk, India LCA, X-31
Its a great working well known engine that has being around since the 80's. Its thrust ranges from 10,500 to 18,100 lbs.
I think they chose an older engine design to keep the costs down because the whole concept of UAV's is Cheaper & Safer. So its not a big suprise
that they picked an older but very good and reliable engine.
The X-45C will take to the skies in 2-3 years.
Boeings X-45 enigne
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