Systima Hypersonic Shroud and Deployment System Successfully Demonstrated

Systima Technologies recently participated in the successful flight of an experimental scramjet flight research vehicle. Systima provided the shroud and shroud ejection system for the vehicle. The shroud and ejection system played a vital role in the demonstration flight by protecting the scamjet inlet during the boost phases of flight followed by separation from the missile at high Mach numbers in order to expose the inlet and allow the engine test to commence. The flight test experiment was part of the Hypersonic International Flight Research Experimentation (HIFiRE) Program, which is a joint effort between the Air Force Research Laboratory, NASA and Australia’s Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) aimed at exploring the fundamental technologies needed to achieve practical hypersonic flight.