The primary objective of the ACET programme is to develop technologies suitable for insertion into the JSF propulsion system to enhance product capability or reduce life cycle cost. As part of 'Vision 5', the ACET will run for approximately 7 years (2005-2012) and has a value of around £20 million, 50 per cent of which is funded by the Ministry of Defence, whilst the other 50 per cent is private venture spend (Rolls-Royce funded).
Some F136 technologies were demonstrated in the VAATE demonstrator engine, XTE78, in 2010.
Key Technologies include
Aero Mechanically Optimised (Damped) Blisk