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Air Dominance of the Future

A rapidly evolving global defense landscape is prompting the way the U.S. and its allies develop technology to deter current and emerging threats. Revolutionary thinking that’s informed but not limited by our past experiences will produce the non-linear, game-changing combat capabilities required for our nation’s security.

Led by the Skunk Works®, Lockheed Martin has been working alongside the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Air Force, and Navy to determine viable approaches to maintain U.S. air dominance capabilities in the post-2035 world. 

We are always exploring new technical capabilities and options for the development of future next generation air dominance (NGAD) air platforms, as well as potential enhancements to current platforms that are projected to be part of the future joint force structure.

The Skunk Works’ spirit of innovation and development of leading edge technology for aircraft like the SR-71, F-117, F-22 and F-35, is what our customers have come to rely on for more than 70 years.