ram rocket

ram rocket

[′ram ‚räk·ət]
(aerospace engineering)
A rocket motor mounted coaxially in the open front end of a ramjet, used to provide thrust at low speeds and to ignite the ramjet fuel.
The entire unit or power plant consisting of the ramjet and such a rocket.
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1 million dollar contract to produce approximately 1985 Sidewinder and 230 RAM Rocket Motors for the Naval Air Systems Command.
The test vehicle, containing a solid rocket booster and not the final ram rocket motor, was rail-launched from a ground-based launcher, flew a ballistic trajectory and impacted about nine kilometres down-range.