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Lockheed Martin Skunk Works Rolls Out X-59 QueSST NASA’s Newest X-Plane

Lockheed Martin Skunk Works Rolls Out X-59 QueSST NASA’s Newest X-Plane

X-59 Roll out Lockheed Martin Skunk Works rolled out the X-59 on Jan. 12, 2024, a unique experimental aircraft designed… Read More

1 month ago

Lockheed Martin Skunk Works tests U-2 new advanced capabilities in first flight of the Dragon Lady’s Avionics Tech Refresh program

Lockheed Martin Skunk Works completed the first flight of the U-2 Dragon Lady's (ATR) program. Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, in… Read More

5 months ago

NASA X-59 QueSST aircraft moves Closer to Runway at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works facility for ground testing

The series of images in this article shows NASA’s X-59 as it sits on the flight line -- the space… Read More

8 months ago

“There are programs that we can’t share…yet:” Lockheed Martin celebrates 80 Years of Skunk Works Division

For 80 years, Skunk Works has pushed the innovation envelope, failing fast to prove out novel technologies and deliver disruptive… Read More

8 months ago

Artificial intelligence agents piloted X-62A VISTA to perform advanced fighter maneuvers mimicking flight characteristics of a standard F-16

These tests are built upon the X-62A VISTA upgrade, which allows the X-62 to be controlled by AI-driven autonomy algorithms… Read More

1 year ago

Top Gun: Maverick Lockheed Martin Darkstar is on display at Edwards AFB (side by side with an SR-71 Blackbird)

Top Gun: Maverick Lockheed Martin Darkstar hypersonic jet of the movie "Top Gun: Maverick" is on display this weekend at… Read More

1 year ago

Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Development Programs division was originally called “Skonk Works.” Here’s why it changed the name to “Skunk Works.”

There are conflicting observations about the birth of Skunk Works. On paper, the specifications read like works of pure fantasy:… Read More

2 years ago

These photos show the family resemblance between Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird and Top Gun: Maverick Darkstar

The interesting pictures in this post feature the family resemblance between Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird and Top Gun: Maverick’s SR-72 Darkstar… Read More

2 years ago

One Step Closer to Flight: time-lapse video shows manufacturing of the X-59 QueSST aircraft from May 2019 to June 2021

The time-lapse video in this post features the manufacturing of the X-59 QueSST and includes the merger of its main… Read More

2 years ago

NASA F-15 and F-18 Test System for Aircraft Positioning in Supersonic Flight to measure the shockwaves produced by the X-59 QueSST

NASA recently flight tested the Airborne Location Integrating Geospatial Navigation System to prepare for future acoustic validation flights of the… Read More

3 years ago

All you need to know about the SR-72 Son of Blackbird: from its conception to its possible cancellation

The SR-72 Son of Blackbird is envisioned as an unmanned, reusable hypersonic ISR and strike aircraft capable of Mach 6… Read More

3 years ago

New U-2 Upgrade Underpins Dragon Lady’s Role in Bridging Capabilities Needed for Next Generation Battlespace

“As a proven, agile and reliable aircraft, the U-2S is the most capable high-altitude ISR system in the fleet today,”… Read More

4 years ago

NASA to Build X-59 Quiet Supersonic Research Aircraft, First Piloted X-Plane in more than Three Decades

The X-59 will be flown above select U.S. communities to generate data from sensors and people on the ground in… Read More

4 years ago

Operation Nighthawk Landing: Cool Video Shows Skunk Works F-117 Unexpected Guest Restoration for Reagan Library

Lockheed Martin and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute are partnering on a permanent static display for the F-117… Read More

4 years ago

Skunk Works Integrates F-35 with U-2 Spy Plane to Provide Early Warning for Ballistic Missile Intercept Test

During the demonstration, called Project Riot, an F-35 detected a long-range missile launch with its onboard sensors and shared the… Read More

4 years ago

XQ-58A Valkyrie maiden flight scheduled for this autumn

The XQ-58A Valkyrie embodies the AFRL’s concept of a “Loyal Wingman”, a low-cost, unmanned aircraft that could expand the combat… Read More

6 years ago

Cool video shows Skunk Works MQ-25 Stingray purpose-built tanker concept

The Skunk Works MQ-25 Stingray offering builds on Lockheed Martin unmanned systems legacy including the RQ-170 The cool video in… Read More

6 years ago