Aeronautics

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, home of the world renowned Skunk Works®, delivers innovative solutions to support ever-evolving mission needs.

Aeronautics employs more than 30,000 talented professionals around the world. The team is committed to shaping the future of aviation and beyond by connecting systems across the battlespace, embracing digital tools to drive innovation into our processes and technologies, and developing hypersonic systems that allow for speed and maneuverability when it matters most. We’re also building and sustaining premier systems such as the F-35, F-22, F-16, C-130, U-2 and more to keep our nation and allies safe. As your mission evolves, we’ll be with you every step of the way. 

Capabilities to Dominate the Battlespace

Today’s challenges to global security are accelerating faster than ever before. We’re evolving tech that connects, shares and learns, providing intelligence to warfighters in seconds vs. hours to enable data-driven decisions on the battlefield. 
We are evolving the way we work to enable 21st Century Warfighting in a 5G world, fueled by embracing DevSecOps, modular open systems architecture and digital engineering. 
We are combining our leadership in missile defense, space and advanced materials to deliver hypersonic capabilities that support our customer's critical missions as new threats in the battlespace emerge.
At Lockheed Martin Skunk Works®, your mission defines our purpose. 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.
The future battlespace calls for future-forward solutions. Our end-to-end approach to air power extends from concept through sustainment to enable true global readiness. By connecting every system across the battlespace we are enabling decisions and actions in a matter of moments. 
As the threat evolves to a highly contested environment, survivable and persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems - manned and umanned - are needed to provide lifesaving intelligence for the warfigher. We’re working on solutions that combine stealth technology, speed and improved sensors to penetrate and operate in hostile environments.
Our approach brings faster system integration, enables affordable hardware and software reuse and upgrades, and provides a solid foundation to build capabilities for today and the future.
We continue to invest in and expand our AI and autonomy capabilities. We are building AI systems that will keep people in control while enabling them to be safer, increasing mission success in the toughest and most unpredictable of situations.
We are advancing technology to increase training and sustainment effectiveness. The future of readiness is driven by augmented, virtual and mixed reality, distributed mission training, artificial intelligence and digital twins.