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'Skunk Works' type facilites

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posted on Apr, 4 2008 @ 01:47 PM
Hi all,

I've just finished reading the book 'Skunk Works' written by Ben R. Rich & Leo Janos, I suspect the vast majrity of you will have read this book, but to anyone who hasn't, I highly reccommend it!

In the final chapter, Ben Rich makes the following reference;

Any company whose fortune depends on developing new technologies should have a Skunk Works in operation; in all, there are fifty-five or so scattered around various industries, which isn't many.

I thought it could be fun, and quite informative if we try to list all 55 or so secret Skunk Works type facilities that Ben Rich made reference to.

I'll start with the most obvious which is the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works.

Then theres Boeing's Phantom Works.

Please add to the list and let's see if we can compile a list of all 55 or so

[edit on 4/4/2008 by ukmicky1980]

posted on Apr, 5 2008 @ 12:26 AM
In aviation, Boeing has Phantom Works.

There are probably hundreds of skunk works if you simply limit the definition to a group that works (forgive the hackneyed term) "outside the box."

BTW, the book is pretty old (1994). I find it used all the time when I go looking through the aviation section at my local used book store. It's well worth the read.

posted on Apr, 5 2008 @ 11:34 AM
I took this photograph of the Phantomworks facility in Palmdale from a dirt road that borders the fenceline.

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