The DeBrief: Move Over Skunk Works. Here Comes
FalconWorks UK defense contractor BAE Systems has announced the creation of FalconWorks, a center for advanced research and development of cutting-edge combat aviation technologies.
Much like the famed Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, which pioneered a number of firsts in military aviation technology throughout the 20th century, BAE Systems hopes that FalconWorks can take its place at the forefront of a 21st-century combat aviation technological revolution that includes autonomous flight, artificial intelligence, high-altitude aviation, and pretty much anything else their engineers can dream up.
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Update #1: BAE Systems launches FalconWorks innovation division (Breaking Defense)
Update #2: BAE Systems launches FalconWorks to explore ‘what comes after the next’ (JANES)
WNU Editor: BAE Systems is one of the world’s largest defense contractors. I am surprised that it has taken them this long to formally establish a “Skunk Works” equivalent.