DART AE is a disruptive demonstration of Australia’s hypersonic Sovereign capability.
MEET DART AE
The revolutionary DART AE is a three-metre-long, single-use, high-temperature alloy, hydrogen-fuelled, scramjet technology demonstrator.
World-first 3D printing
DART AE is the world’s first entirely 3D-printed airframe of a hypersonic launch platform in high temperature alloys.
DART AE’s additive manufacturing production is aligned with key objectives of the Australian Modern Manufacturing Strategy, including the priorities of space, defence and clean energy.
Australian designed and built
By designing and manufacturing DART AE product entirely in Australia, Hypersonix is proudly contributing to Australia’s Sovereign capabilities, demonstrating industry impact and scale locally and globally.
DART AE leverages the green hydrogen capabilities of SPARTAN for its high thrust and environmental benefits.
POWERED BY SPARTAN
DART AE is powered by a single SPARTAN, Hypersonix’s fifth generation scramjet engine. The hydrogen-powered SPARTAN is the world’s first entirely 3D-printed airframe, delivering performance, reliability, lead time and cost advantages over more bespoke manufacturing methods.
DART AE can be launched using an unguided sounding rocket — reducing cost and adding flexibility to the launch and mission scenarios. The prototype test launch, powered by an unguided sounding rocket, is scheduled for 2023.