The Speedjacker is a next-generation test type AF, the result of two separate projects combining to solve both unique problems at once.
About this creation
The first major design feature of the Speedjacker are its eight modular solid fuel boosters. These boosters are the product of an ongoing effort to design modular, expendable boost packs for mass-production AFs in order to enhance their operating range. After consuming every last ounce of fuel, the booster assemblies detach from the body of the AF and can either be left in the theater of operations or retrieved for recycling at a later time.
The second design feature is the actual AF body itself. The Speedjacker is a candidate for mass production as an all-range multirole AF with potential applications in both the military and civilian markets.