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   ___
Jul 09, 2024
At the 2024 Foreign Policy Security Forum, Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and CEO Jim Taiclet reaffirmed the company’s commitment to quickly producing 21st Century Security solutions that support NATO deterrence.
Jul 08, 2024
Press Release
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $4.6 million contract by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools.
Jul 01, 2024
Lockheed Martin's Aguadilla facility announced an expansion that will create 255 jobs with Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Pierluisi. This expansion, supported by the Puerto Rico Economic Incentives Fund, will advance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in Puerto Rico and foster future development.