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JATO (jet-assisted takeoff)

A system of small rocket engines providing auxiliary thrust on takeoff. The rockets are jettisoned in a safe area after use. Also called RATO (rocket-assisted takeoff).
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While there were positives associated with PMA-272's JATAS competitive prototyping efforts during the TD phase, there also were some program challenges.
The net effect of competitive prototyping was a large increase in workload for the JATAS Program Management Office team.
It is at this point, then, that some adjustment may have been felt to be necessary in the conclusion of the Court Cycle, and that this adjustment consisted in reparsing the passage jata eva na jayate and adding the concluding three lines.