The contract covers research and development and test facilities needed for the maturation of the VR35K-A advanced engine and its components, the Department of Defense said Wednesday.
The VR35K-A is a liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen engine based on SNC’s Vortex engine system. It uses a vortex flow field for cooling its inner walls.
Efforts will be conducted in Baraboo, Wisconsin, through Sept. 23, 2024.
The Air Force is obligating $19.2 million in fiscal 2021 research, development, test and evaluation funds at the time of award.