Flumes Flies a Demonstrator of a Generic Future Fighter Aircraft
The division of Fluid and Mechatronic Systems, FluMeS at the department of Management and Engineering, have been rewarded a contract from SAAB and FMV to realise and build a scaled demonstrator of a generic fighter concept.
The concept constitutes a goal and common study object for the defence long term research and development strategy within aeronautics. The concept is a common development between SAAB and FOI with focus on stealth capability, internal load bays and “super cruise” capability.
The goal of the demonstrator is to:
- Show a cost effective way, with short lead time, to design and manufacture a flying demonstrator of a concept
- Evaluate the usage of scaled demonstrator as a tool for aircraft development, including as “flying wind tunnel”
The demonstrator is in 13% scale and is jet powered. Its characteristics are the following:
- Length 2,4 m
- Wing span 1,5 m
- Take off weight 15 kg
- Thrust 160 N
Maiden flight took place in November 2009 and was a success. This work is the result of a project realised within the framework of NFFP4, Swedish National Aeronautics Research Programme.
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Last updated: 2011-08-30