Next Gen Necessities

The Next Generation will be defined by robust survivability and uncompromised mission effectiveness, delivered quickly and seamlessly through the transformative power of digital engineering. 


For 80 years, Skunk Works® has created simple solutions for complex missions.

Enabling our service members to fly higher and faster, hidden from sight.


Digital Transformation

The Next Generation depends on digital transformation, now. We’re leveraging the digital thread to deliver quickly and at a bigger scale than ever before.

Robust Survivability

Robust survivability will define the Next Generation of aircraft. Our Skunk Works team is committed to digital design that yields balanced, integrated systems with unparalleled persistence and performance.

Mission Effectiveness

To tackle the constantly evolving threat environment, future combat aircraft must be flexible, interoperable and resilient. Our commitment to collaborative distributed teaming optimizes crewed and uncrewed systems to provide transformational operational flexibility. 

Next-Gen Software News   ___
Skunk Works® Stands Up New Virtual Engineering Environment
May 16, 2024
Within the secretive confines of Skunk Works® an engineering group, named Virtual Prototyping, is leading the way in Digital Transformation.
U.S. Air Force Secretary Kendall Flies In AI-Piloted X-62A VISTA
May 03, 2024
Press Release
Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® joined the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School and other government and industry partners in hosting U.S. Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall to fly in the X-62A Variable In-flight Simulation Test Aircraft (VISTA).
Ramping Up: Lockheed Martin Steadily Increasing Production of High-Demand Systems
Feb 15, 2024
The demand for 21st Century Security solutions is at an all-time high, as the U.S. military and its allies turn to proven capabilities to deter and defend against evolving threats worldwide.