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thrust vector control

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A method of controlling vehicle trajectory by rotating the thrust line to improve maneuverability and for V/STOL (vertical/short takeoff and landing) operation. Thrust vectoring is also used for noise reduction in gas turbine engines.
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Helium provides 80 percent of the lift, while the remaining lift comes from the aerodynamic shape of the aircraft and its four thrust vectoring engines.
Among other things, the aircraft will feature 3D thrust vectoring capability.
The Su-30MKI was considerably different from the dual control aircraft: canards were included in the aircraft structure, the machines were equipped with advanced avionics and engines with thrust vectoring nozzle.
The Su-35 Flanker-E multirole fighter, powered by two 117S engines with thrust vectoring, combines high maneuverability and the capability to engage several air targets simultaneously using both guided and unguided missiles and weapon systems.
Bauhaus Luftfahrt ILA presents itself as a platform for cutting-edge aerospace technologies, and one of the innovations looking to take off at the show is a vertical thrust vectoring hybrid rotor.
The Eurojet team is ready to begin the full development of the Thrust Vectoring Nozzle (TVN) to be installed on its EJ200 engine, and forecasts a 24-month period from the green light to the first flight of an aircraft equipped with the TVN.
We can get closer to the battlefield than anyone." The unique thrust vectoring that gives the Harrier its vertical/short takeoff and landing ability also enables the aircraft to conduct rolling takeoffs at short distances.
"Fluidics allows you to do this without losing any afterburning or thrust vectoring functionality."
Objective: MINOTORs strategic objective is to demonstrate the feasibility of the ECRA technology as a disruptive game-changer in electric propulsion, and to prepare roadmaps paving the way for the 2nd EPIC call, in close alignment with the overall SRC-EPIC strategy.Based on electron cyclotron resonance (ECR) as the sole ionization and acceleration process, ECRA is a cathodeless thruster with magnetic nozzle, allowing thrust vectoring. It has a considerable advantage in terms of global system cost, where a reduction of at least a factor of 2 is expected, and reliability compared to mature technologies.
Developed on the show-stopping MiG-290VT, thrust vectoring is an option on the new-generation MiG-35.This appears to be a MiG-29M renamed to enhance its marketing image, with further add-ons.
At the very noisy end of the spectrum is the MiG-29OVT, this is a thrust vectoring technology demonstration prototype for a possible later MiG fighter product such as the MiG-35.
A lesser-known method by which a jet aircraft can modify its attitude regardless of airspeed is by directing the thrust of its jet engine obliquely from the center-line, a technique known as thrust vectoring. "Thrust vectoring is a new fundamental force and moment generator that works at slow speeds and in conditions in which conventional control surfaces don't work," said Francis, who serves as the ARPA manager for the X-31 Enhanced Maneuverability Fighter program, one of several research projects that have recently demonstrated vectored-thrust technology.