Teledyne CAE F408


Type Turbofan
National origin United States
Manufacturer Teledyne CAE
First run 1989
Major applications BQM-145 Peregrine

The Teledyne CAE F408 is an American turbofan engine developed for a number of UAVs, drones, and cruise missiles in the late 1980s.

Design and development

The F408 (Model number 382-10) is a bypass turbofan whose fan stage is followed by a mixed-flow compressor, slinger type combuster, and single stage turbine. The turbine design is similar to that of the earlier Model 373-8B, while the compressor and fan are more advanced in design.[1][2]

The development of the F408 began in 1985, with test runs beginning in 1989.



Data from [2]

General characteristics

  • Type: Turbofan
  • Length: 32.1 in (81.5 cm)
  • Diameter: 13.2 in (33.5 cm)
  • Dry weight: 143.30 lb (65.8 kg)




  1. ^ Leyes II, Richard A.; William A. Fleming (1999). The History of North American Small Gas Turbine Aircraft Engines. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution. ISBN 1-56347-332-1.
  2. ^ a b "Teledyne CAE F408-CA-400". Minijets.
  3. ^ "Designations Of U.S. Military Aero Engines".
  4. ^ "Eclipse 500 - CAE-F408". Minijets.