Skunk Works

Skunk Works

 

<<The nickname Lockheed employees gave to their organization is an adaptation of the name for the ultra-secret high security “Skunk Works” moonshine operation featured in Al Capp’s widely popular comic strip Li’l Amber, which ran from 1934 to 1977.>>

— Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

The name since became widely used for elite research teams especially in the hi tech industry.

Panel from the Smithsonian
Quote from the Air and Space Museum