mission adaptive wing
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mission adaptive wing[′mish·ə ə‚dap·tiv ¦wiŋ]
An advanced supercritical wing design that uses smooth variable wing camber to change the shape of the wing, thereby providing high levels of aerodynamic efficiency over a large range of subsonic, transonic, and supersonic flight conditions.
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