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Reuters at Lockheed Martin's Skunkworks

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posted on Dec, 19 2014 @ 05:59 PM
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Reuters at Skunkworks





Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp, the Pentagon's No. 1 weapons supplier, has rarely felt the need to blow its horn about its secrecy-shrouded crown jewel - until now.

Now, the company has published a glossy brochure with a 10-point “Skunk Works 2015” agenda focused on keeping costs down, working closely with government, and building prototypes. Its officials are meeting in small groups with all 3,300 employees, or "Skunks" as they are known, to underscore the importance of staying competitive.



Of course, there is no link to this brochure. All the articles I found on the internet just echo the Reuters article.




posted on Dec, 19 2014 @ 06:20 PM
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a reply to: gariac

even if they don't have the brochure out yet they do like to brag a bit.

here are a couple links.

News & Events

i like this one to.
Compact Fusion



posted on Dec, 19 2014 @ 06:33 PM
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Black projects eventually see the light of day. And, there will be many more advanced tech developed way beyond public knowledge. They have been force too show their hand and the media is trying to slowly play up the human/machine future duality.



posted on Dec, 19 2014 @ 06:55 PM
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a reply to: eisegesis

Except I don't see anyone forcing Lockheed to reveal anything. The whole article seems just plain unneeded. We all knew where the Skunkworks was located. Not much else was revealed.

I kind of figured they had machines to do composite layup, though I never saw one. But that photo is apparently unrelated to the trip by Reuters.



posted on Dec, 19 2014 @ 07:05 PM
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a reply to: gariac

The composite layup for the A12, SR71 was done with ultrasound to distribute the carbon fiber.
Think they solved the issue with the windshield with ultrasound as well.
All should have been declassified years ago so whats up?



posted on Dec, 19 2014 @ 07:24 PM
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I hear the Lockheed fusion reactor is the real deal and that is why Saudi is dumping its oil as fast as it can to make as much as they can quick. Supposedly they can shrink this thing down to car size...



posted on Dec, 19 2014 @ 07:30 PM
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a reply to: Xeven


i've wondered if that or some other alternative energy source or secret energy source that they may be privy to was the reason why.



posted on Dec, 19 2014 @ 07:37 PM
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originally posted by: hounddoghowlie
a reply to: Xeven


i've wondered if that or some other alternative energy source or secret energy source that they may be privy to was the reason why.



Could also explain why Putin is so rattled. This would be the end for Russia economically.



posted on Dec, 19 2014 @ 07:45 PM
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a reply to: Xeven

Buy Lockheed stock now.



posted on Dec, 20 2014 @ 04:31 AM
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originally posted by: Cauliflower
a reply to: gariac

The composite layup for the A12, SR71 was done with ultrasound to distribute the carbon fiber.
Think they solved the issue with the windshield with ultrasound as well.
All should have been declassified years ago so whats up?



I could see ultrasound being used to get rid of bubbles in the resin.

Today the aerospace industry use "pre-preg" composites.
Pre-preg

I'd be really nervous with hand layup composites on something as critical as an aircraft.



posted on Dec, 20 2014 @ 05:47 AM
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What type of UAV on the Reuters pictures ?



posted on Dec, 20 2014 @ 08:11 AM
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originally posted by: Xeven
I hear the Lockheed fusion reactor is the real deal ...


I hear they are closer to the starting line than the finish line.

Good article here...
www.theengineer.co.uk...

They are looking for help with solutions to some of the basic design problems. They do seem to carefully review past work and pull forward key successes into their program. They say 5 years to a prototype but I think that is pie in the sky, everything goes perfect, thinking.



posted on Dec, 20 2014 @ 11:06 PM
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originally posted by: darksidius
What type of UAV on the Reuters pictures ?


I didn't recognize it, but this can be tricky when looking at a partial construction. The current generation stealthy UAVs have cowling (perhpas not the right word) for the engines in order to hide the heat signature. In any event, that was some stock photo. Different photos were used as the article bounced around the internet, so that photo may not be significant.



posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 02:35 PM
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a reply to: gariac

Looks like maybe part of Fury or VARIOUS. My best guess is on the former.
edit on 12/21/2014 by cmdrkeenkid because: Error correction.



posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 02:38 PM
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a reply to: cmdrkeenkid
It look like there is one engine place in each wing with a oval nozzle



posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 02:58 PM
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a reply to: darksidius

Here is the planform for Fury.



And a rendering for VARIOUS. Best I could find.


edit on 12/21/2014 by cmdrkeenkid because: Added rendering for VARIOUS.



posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 07:38 PM
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That is a new platform unidentified! Pretty interesting this picture got out from Lockheed Martin. Of course, they have their way in taking black projects public. I'm surprised Zaph hasn't weighed in or Boomer.

Whatever "it" name....its small, extremely lightweight, and has no signature!



posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 09:21 PM
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originally posted by: cmdrkeenkid
a reply to: darksidius

Here is the planform for Fury.



And a rendering for VARIOUS. Best I could find.



I'm not seeing the photos, but here is the Lockheed website link on the Fury:
Fury

The thing in the Reuters photo could be a single engine jet if that is the bulge in the middle of the airframe.

I don't see the resemblence to the Fury.



posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 09:30 PM
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a reply to: themadgenius

Not enough data. It could be an older picture they've been sitting on, or it could he an unreleased platform.



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 12:48 AM
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originally posted by: cmdrkeenkid
a reply to: gariac

Looks like maybe part of Fury or VARIOUS. My best guess is on the former.


not sea ghost? wouldn't VARIOUS need openings for the lift fans?




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