rocket ramjet

rocket ramjet

[′räk·ət ′ram‚jet]
(aerospace engineering)
A ramjet engine having a rocket mounted within the ramjet duct, the rocket being used to bring the ramjet up to the necessary operating speed. Also known as ducted rocket.
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This advanced Mach 2 rocket ramjet can be fired from MiG-29 and Su-27 (and now, as a training target, the F-4!) aircraft and has a range of 25-35 nmi.
Warhead type Nuclear Head manufacturer CEA Guidance(**) IIR, GPS, Laser gyro Engine Integrated rocket ramjet (**) French classified programme, estimated data (*) Development/Production/Entry into service
[mm] 3501 Launch weight [kg] ~8401 Engine Integrated rocket ramjet Range lo-/hi-level [km] ~1001/~2501 (**) French classified programme.