Skunk Works

aircraft design facility operated by Lockheed Martin

Skunk Works is an official pseudonym for Lockheed Martin's Advanced Development Programs (ADP). The program was formerly called Lockheed Advanced Development Projects. It is in charge of a few aircraft type designs. These includes the U-2, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk, Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor, and the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II. These aircrafts are used in several countries' air forces.

Entrance of Skunk Works building in Palmdale, California

Aircraft produced

LASRE on top of the SR-71 Blackbird.

Other projects are as follows


  1. Bodie, 1992, p. 23.
  2. "TR-X: The Skunk Works Studies A New High-Altitude Jet". Aviation International News. 2015-09-13. Retrieved 2020-01-14.
  • Bodie, Warren M. (2001). The Lockheed P-38 Lightning: The Definitive Story of Lockheed's P-38 Fighter. Hayesville, North Carolina: Widewing Publications. ISBN 0-9629359-5-6.

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