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The distributed team optimizes operational flexibility across domains providing an asymmetric airspace advantage.

With an increasingly complex global threat environment, our customers are looking for us to quickly introduce disruptive approaches that counter adversarial threats. We’re exploring ways a piloted aircraft can partner with a team of autonomous systems to offer greater mission flexibility at a low cost: Distributed Teaming.


Investing in the Future   ___

Introducing Project Carrera

Project Carrera is a $100 million investment in teaming technologies in support of our customer’s Joint All-Domain Operations vision. Through Project Carrera, crewed platforms like F-35 are partnering with uncrewed assets like SPEED RACER and other UAVs to form the optimal team.

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Project Carrera

Distributed Teaming allows U.S. and allied forces to:

  • Increase piloted platform survivability
  • Extend the reach of networked sensors 
  • Inform decision making to enable more effective tactical execution 

The F-35 Advantage

Partnering survivable F-35s with survivable unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) ensures mission success by improving data-to-decision timelines, extending the effective range of the distributed team and keeping pilots out of harm’s way. Learn more.

21 Century Security

Operationalizing 21st Century Security

We’re integrating networked all-domain capabilities by leveraging multi-level secure open architectures to provide data for decision dominance, increasing mission effectiveness while managing pilot workload.

Committed to the Vision

Committed to the Vision

We are investing over $100M in direct support of components and enablers of F-35 interoperability with autonomous systems across domains. We are committed to affordably fielding critical capability to remain ahead of ready.

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At Lockheed Martin Skunk Works®, your mission defines our purpose. Our team of dedicated engineers and scientists assume it can be done. With a visionary focus on the future, we partner with our customers to anticipate tomorrow’s capability gaps and technology needs to solve the most critical national security challenges today.