VAATEVersatile, Affordable, Advanced Turbine Engine Program (US Air Force)
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The technologies being developed in ADVENT and other parts of the VAATE program will begin appearing in improvements to fielded engines and new engines in about 10 years or so," he said.
For the future, VAATE technologies will assure further dramatic improvements in turbine-engine affordability, not only for military applications such as aircraft, rotorcraft, missiles, and unmanned air vehicles (UAV), but also for America's domestic applications.
The VAATE program is now an approved DOD technology objective and recently awarded its first major procurement activity to multiple defense contractors for approximately $350 million.
VAATE is a joint effort with industry, Department of Defense (DoD), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and Department of Energy (DOE) focused on a ten-fold increase in turbine engine affordable capability by 2017.
The VAATE program is a joint initiative between the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, NASA and the U.