Increase the operating temperature of jet engines through the use of formed, single crystal nickel-based superalloys.
The utilization of single crystal components will effect a temperature increase between 100–150 °F, which translates to raising the engine thrust by 25–30 percent. Considering the cost of a conventional "fir tree" single crystal bladed rotor, it is estimated that a cost savings of 25–30 percent will be realized.
The NCEMT`s job was to integrate this unique technology into the redesign of the F107-WR-402A engine used in the Tomahawk Missile. Although the project was successful in achieving the technical goals, implementation into fleet usage was prevented when a decision was made to use a totally new and smaller Tactical Tomahawk, which uses a smaller engine.