Thursday, July 27, 2017

Lockheed's Skunk Works Is Working On New Technology For The 6th-Generation Fighter

A Lockheed illustration of a notional future fighter depicts a sleek, low-profile design. (Lockheed Martin)

Investors Business Daily: What Lockheed's Secretive Skunk Works Unit Sees For The 6th-Gen. Fighter

PALMDALE, Calif. — Lockheed Martin's (LMT) Skunk Works division, whose legendary history includes the SR-71 spy plane, F-117 stealth fighter and today's F-35, is working on new technology to ensure that U.S. aircraft stay ahead of adversaries.

While production on the F-35, a fifth-generation fighter, is just starting to ramp up, the Pentagon is already looking at a sixth-generation fighter.

In an interview with IBD, Rob Weiss, Lockheed's executive vice president for Advanced Development Programs and Skunk Works chief, said a new fighter "hinges around improving lethality, survivability and mission effectiveness."

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WNU editor: A lot of  "pie in the sky" stuff here. Will something come out of this .... probably .... it is after-all the "Skunk Works". The question is .... how much will it cost.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dont you mean 7th? maybe 8th...