GKN Aerospace Sweden joins feasibility studies of future fighter jet engine

GKN Aerospace will participation in feasibility studies on technology development for the future combat air system and next generation of fighter jet engines with partner industries in Italy and the U.K. GKN Aerospace and Saab are the two companies in Sweden that are part of the cooperation.

Air combat capabilities are designated by Sweden as a national security interest. Through a joint technology development, the Swedish aviation industry will be able to build and sustain their continuous development of competencies and capabilities in a cost-effective way. GKN Aerospace was contracted in Q1 2020 by FMV to conduct a study on collaboration with Rolls Royce on technology development of the future fighter engine.

Future fighter jets will impose completely new demands on the engine. It will not only have to meet increased propulsion needs, but also supply increasingly demanding sensors and weapons with more power output and cooling needs. Therefore, a substantial technological leap will be needed compared to today’s fighter engines.

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