Rolls-Royce backs Bloodhound project

Aero-engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has pledged its support to the British project aiming to break the world land speed record.

A Rolls-Royce EJ200 jet engine will be used in conjunction with a custom designed hybrid rocket to propel the Bloodhound supersonic car to over 1,000mph. The company will also provide financial and technical support for the project. Richard Noble, Bloodhound project director, said: "Rolls-Royce's support of the programme is invaluable. Their experience of working within a first class aerospace company makes them perfect role models for aspiring engineers."