Is Boeing (Chalet 321-324) ready to reveal more of its secrets? Boeing Phantom Works President Darryl Davis told a media group in May that the company’s secretive advanced-design-and-prototyping unit would unveil some previously undisclosed programs this summer, "in the next month or two," and that these would be separate from the unit's work with Saab on the T-X program.

Aside from the T-X, where Boeing and Saab are believed to be building a company-funded demonstrator aircraft, the Phantom Works is thought to be working on a stealthy unmanned air vehicle prototype aimed at the U.S. Navy’s Unmanned Carrier Launched Surveillance and Strike (Uclass) requirement, and possibly at emerging Air Force needs as well: Davis talked in May about a “gap” between highly stealthy UAVs, which tend to be costly and require special sensors, and the “permissive airspace” MQ-9 Reaper.

However, not all the Phantom Works’ projects directly involve aircraft. Davis also disclosed that the Phantoms had conducted four flight tests under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Triple Target Terminator (T3) program. The test vehicles, about the size of an AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile, flew "faster and farther" than an Amraam, Davis said, but he did not provide any other details. Another current project is Phantom Fusion, an avionics architecture that is intended to make modifications easier to integrate and to share across different platforms. “It does the same thing to the weapon system that Apple does with the iPhone,” Davis says.

Under the “create, develop, produce, support” structure introduced a few months ago by Boeing Defense, Space & Security, Phantom Works is responsible for all next-generation programs and advanced technology work, including campaign-level simulation.