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AFCEA West 2012: L-3 looks at alternative rotary engine development

26th January 2012 - 10:16 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in San Diego

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L-3 Communications is utilising its recent experience conducting taxi trials on a commercial aircraft to demonstrate an electrical drive system to develop a rotary engine that can be powered in a similar way.

'We want to develop a rotary engine that can be used as an auxiliary engine,' Philip Chizek, Staff Specialist, Business Development for Alternative energy at the company said of the R350 heavy fuel rotary engine at the AFCEA West conference in San Diego on 25 January.

'We're trying to work out how to package this rotary engine and pack it as an auxiliary engine. We are a

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Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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