Are Lockheed’s Stealth Fighters Living up to Music Video – “Go Anywhere, Do Anything”?

lockheed f 35 lightning ii  Are Lockheed’s Stealth Fighters Living up to Music Video – “Go Anywhere, Do Anything”?(Image: U.S. Air Force, public domain)

I noticed a clip of Lockheed Martin’s music video in Wired’s Danger Room, featured in a recent article about Lockheed’s F-22 Raptor and troubled F-35 Lightning II, developed from the Joint Strike Fighter project.  The video, which features no dropped bombs or fire missiles, is lyrically limited, essentially confine to the track’s title “Go Anywhere, Do Anything” – slightly ironic considering the temporarily grounded F-22.

f 22 raptor  Are Lockheed’s Stealth Fighters Living up to Music Video – “Go Anywhere, Do Anything”?(Image: U.S. Air Force, public domain)

Still, there are heavy drums and nice footage of essentially every aircraft Lockheed currently develops.  According to a 2010 article on CNBC, the professional musicians were recruited from Dallas-Fort Worth, where the F-35 is built, to “inspire [Lockheed’s] workforce and use in the local community”, although the music itself came from a production music library, not the band.  Will Lockheed’s Joint Strike Fighter be going anywhere and doing anything anytime soon?  Watch the full video here.