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skunkworks

A project undertaken by a highly motivated group of people who are given autonomy to work without the normal company restrictions. Typically referring to projects for software or electronics that are sometimes developed in secrecy, the term was derived from the Lockheed Martin Advanced Development Program "Skunk Works" and popularized by Tom Peters and Nancy Austin in their 1984 book "A Passion for Excellence."
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The 1,000km/h craft was developed by Lockheed's secretive Skunk Works division, rising to prominence in the Gulf War.
The plane "joins the annals of other historic X-planes in history that have pushed back the frontiers of aviation technology, science, innovation," David Richardson, a director at Lockheed's Skunk Works unit, said at a press conference with NASA in Washington.
While the jet will only have room for a pilot, it will test design principles that soften the sonic boom.The plane "joins the annals of other historic X-planes in history that have pushed back the frontiers of aviation technology, science, innovation," David Richardson, a director at Lockheed's Skunk Works unit, said.
NASA awarded Lockheed Martin Skunk Works a contract to design, build and flight test the Low-Boom Flight Demonstrator, an X-plane designed to make supersonic passenger air travel a reality.
That's why Lockheed's secretive Skunk Works team has been developing the SR-72, dubbed 'Son of Blackbird', since at least 2007.
He accepted a transfer to Lockheed's Skunk Works division in California, and when he wasn't working, he managed to train and become a reserve Los Angeles County Sheriff.
Travelling from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan to modern-day "skunk works" in the midst of suburbia, Wired for War will tantalize a wide readership, from military buffs to policy wonks to gearheads.
Tom Doll has his own impressive list of credentials and several books to his credit including working at the famous Lockheed Skunk Works, which produced the U-2 and SR-71.
The siblings' Skunk Works Surfboard company has been shortlisted for the Pitch To Rich venture.
Sandretto has invested in a specialised laboratory, now being set up in Latium, Italy, called 'Skunk Works Lab', where it says it is combining the best of Italian and foreign skills in the 3D printing industry to develop the technology as part of a "very aggressive plan" it has drawn up for entering the sector.
Rainone talked about amazing innovators such as Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works group led by Kelly Johnson.
In the early 1940s, Lockheed Martin created a special unit called the Lockheed Advanced Development Program, which eventually became better known by its nickname, the "Skunk Works." Breakthrough technologies were urgently needed to address swiftly changing requirements and to test new ideas for the U.S.