Definition of ramjet
: a jet engine that consists essentially of a hollow tube without mechanical components and depends on the aircraft's speed of flight to compress the air which is supplied to a burner from which hot gases are discharged rearward
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U.S. Navy engineers at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division recently designed and flew a prototype ramjet missile in just six months.
In addition to being faster, ramjets can travel three times as far on the same amount of fuel as a standard rocket motor.
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