Dude, where's my nozzle?

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Conformal aero-adaptive nozzle/aftbody
Lockheed Martin, 2005
http://www.google.com/patents/about?id=hSOZAAAAEBAJ&dq=

"... the integration of the jet-engine flow path within aircraft and particularly, a system and method for integrating propulsion nozzle flow paths into advanced all-wing platforms while meeting weight and volume requirements..."

Basically eliminates a conventional nozzle and replaces it with "smart pores", specifically for flying wing/all-wing vehicles. Very interesting!
 

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