THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., March 31 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force and NASA have designated Teledyne Technologies Inc. to support foundational hypersonic research.
U.S. company Teledyne said its Scientific and Imaging subsidiary was designated by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research as a National Hypersonic Science Center. Under the designation, Teledyne Scientific and Imaging will support hypersonic materials and structures research for aircraft traveling faster than Mach 5.
Officials said Teledyne Scientific and Imaging received the designation specifically as part of an effort to advance research in "air-breathing propulsion, materials and structures, and boundary layer control for aircraft that can travel at Mach 5," according to a news release.
"For over three decades, Teledyne Scientific and Imaging has been a leader in the development of novel materials such as ultrahigh-performance ceramic composites, polymer composites and multifunctional materials," Robert Mehrabian, Teledyne Technologies chairman, president and chief executive, said in a statement.
"Teledyne is honored by our selection as a National Hypersonic Science Center from an extremely competitive group of respondents."