Inside Skunk Works

9 EpisodesProduced by Lockheed Martin

75 years ago in Burbank, California, engineer Kelly Johnson devised an operational concept so unique it is still celebrated today. As the birthplace of many revolutionary technologies – from America’s first fighter jet to the classified programs of today – Skunk Works® sets the precedent for how our… read more

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A Low Rumble

June 17th, 2018

30:00

Advancing technology allows aircraft to go faster and faster, but there is still one barrier that prevents the public from traveling faster than the …

It Changes Everything

June 4th, 2018

31:16

In the midst of an energy revolution, a small team at the Skunk Works is trying to solve a massive problem. Will they make compact fusion a reality?

Crashing is Success

May 21st, 2018

32:19

Skunk Works engineers have a willingness to take on projects most others don’t because the chances to succeed are too small or too difficult.

For …

Not Today

May 6th, 2018

32:39

Before the F-117 and the SR-71 there was an aircraft that began to experiment with stealth - an aircraft that does so many things well, it’s still flying today.

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Hat Trick

April 23rd, 2018

29:12

For many years fighter jets were specifically designed for individual military branches. In the 1990s, U.S. military leadership decided it would be …

Arrowhead

April 9th, 2018

38:30

Radar-guided missiles were an ever-growing threat to aircraft throughout the 60s, 70s and 80s. As they say, “necessity is the mother of invention,” …

They Gave Him a Tent

March 25th, 2018

32:30

In 1943, the Germans were already using jet technology in combat. The United States military leadership was frantic for a jet fighter of their own to …

Absolute Definition of Power

March 11th, 2018

32:01

It was a time when computers were in their infancy. They were incredibly expensive and enormous with less processing power than an iPhone. Using …

Introducing: Inside Skunk Works

February 19th, 2018

1:21

75 years ago in Burbank, California, engineer Kelly Johnson devised an operational concept so unique it is still celebrated today. As the birthplace …

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