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Skunkworks

1. A division of Lockheed Martin responsible for developing military aircraft for several countries.

2. More generally, a division of a company responsible for research and development with little or no regard for bureaucracy or protocol. That is, creativity is highly valued in a skunkworks.
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While fusion itself is not new, the Skunk Works has built on more than 60 years of fusion research and investment to develop an approach that offers a significant reduction in size compared to mainstream efforts.
The success of Skunk Works was such that the name became a catchphrase for a business that produces advanced technology with high efficiency, and was mostly free of red tape and corporate meddling.
And as the Cold War heightened, the Skunk Works team designed and built the U-2 jet, the first spy plane.
The Skunk Works is all about advancing the art of the possible.
Since its creation in 1943, the Skunk Works, now part of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics (Palmdale, California), has grown to three facilities: Burbank, California, Fort Worth, Texas, and Palmdale, California.
This contract brings together the skills of Calian's Document Management and Knowledge Management practices that will deliver the system to the Skunk Works in early 2000.
Graphisoft Japan was a member of the Skunk Works team led by Maeda Corporation Building Design Department.
Before his current position with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Glasgow was previously the vice president of Engineering and Advanced Programs for the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, where he served on various X-35 proposal review teams and was deputy air vehicle product manager for the F-22 program.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation (NYSE:GAC) and Lockheed Martin Skunk Works (LMSW), a division of Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT), have agreed to study the technical feasibility, environmental, regulatory and certification issues for a Supersonic Business Jet (SBJ).
s Integrated Systems sector announced the addition of the Skunk Works portion of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.
The prime contractor team consists of Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, Palmdale, Calif.