Skunk Works®



Recognizing 70 Years of Innovation

Since 1943, the Skunk Works® has existed to create breakthrough technologies and landmark aircraft that continually redefine flight. Looking back, the accomplishments may stand out but it is the lessons learned along the way that will define the solutions of the future.

For us, it has always been about the future. Whether we are helping our customer reimagine an existing aircraft or developing a clean sheet design for an aircraft that could radically change the way we respond to conflict, we are here for one purpose only and that is to help our customers achieve their mission success.

For 70 years of partnership and trust, we say thank you to our customers.

Our customers have given us meaningful work that has challenged us to do our very best. The science of flight and the art of aerodynamics combined with the courage to fail, to try again and to one day succeed, for that spirit of invention and that focus on mission, we thank our employees.

The Skunk Works® of today is focused on the critical aircraft for tomorrow. Advanced technology solutions for manned and unmanned systems draw on our world-class capabilities in conceptual design, systems engineering and integration, complex project management, software development and rapid prototyping. These core capabilities tie to the foundation of the Skunk Works® where founder Kelly Johnson’s mantra, “quick, quiet and quality,” guides each and every project from concept to flight.

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