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Lockheed Martin Skunk Works. The Skunk Works name
came from Al Capp's "Li'l Abner" comic strip which featured the "Skonk works" where Appalachian hillbillies ground up skunks, old shoes, and other foul-smelling ingredients to brew fearsome drinks and other products. Lockheed engineers identified the secret XP-80 assembly facility as the place where Kelly Johnson was stirring up some kind of potent brew. The nickname stuck, although "skonk" became "skunk" in deference to the non-hillbillies working at the Lockheed facility and because Al Capp objected to anyone else using his unique spelling. Cartoonist Capp and the "Li'l Abner" comic strip departed many years ago, but the Skunk Works -- a registered service mark of Lockheed along with the familiar skunk logo -- lives on as Lockheed Martin Skunk Works continues to "brew" the world's most potent aircraft.
Lockheed Martin Tactical Aircraft Communications. The Fighter Enterprise is the combination of the fighter expertise and capabilities from throughout Lockheed Martin.
Northrop Grumman Corporation, headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif., is a leading designer, systems integrator and manufacturer of military surveillance and combat aircraft, defense electronics and systems, airspace management systems, information systems, marine systems, precision weapons, space systems, and commercial and military aerostructures.
Scaled Composites, Inc. is an aerospace and specialty composites development company located in Mojave, California (about 80 miles north of Los Angeles). Founded in 1982 by Burt Rutan, Scaled has a broad experience in air vehicle design, tooling, and manufacturing, specialty composite structure design, analysis and fabrication, and developmental flight test. Scaled is a subsidiary of the Wyman-Gordon Company, North Grafton, Massachusetts.

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