Innovation Beyond Boundaries

At AMPERSAND SPECTRE, we are the vanguard of technological advancement, where imagination meets the impossible to create the future of space, aerospace, defense, and commercial innovation. Inspired by the legendary legacy of Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works and Boeing’s Phantom Works, AMPERSAND’s SPECTRE Division stands as a beacon of innovation, dedicated to developing the next generation of  technologies that redefine the boundaries of what’s possible.

Our Mission

Our mission is simple yet profound: to engineer solutions for the most complex challenges in the world. SPECTRE is committed to ensuring that our clients always have the the advantage of overmatch, equipped with technology that’s years ahead of its time.

What We Do

SPECTRE specializes in:

  • Next Generation Space and Aerospace Software & Systems Engineering: SPECTRE partners with space and aerospace OEMs on embedded software and systems engineering advances
  • Trusted AI and Counter AI: Building overmatch AI capabilities that are safe, secure, and accountable while providing assessments of adversarial capabilities.
  • Uncrewed Systems: Revolutionizing autonomous technology for air, land, and sea.
  • Cyber-Physical Security: Ensuring the safety and integrity of critical systems against emerging threats.
  • Threat Systems and Multi Domain Operations: Advancing US warfighter capabilities to defeat adversaries on land, air, sea, space, and cyberspace.


  • Secrecy and Security: Like our namesakes, our projects are shrouded in secrecy, ensuring the strategic advantage of our partners.
  • Cutting-Edge R&D: At SPECTRE, pushing the envelope isn’t just a phrase—it’s our way of life. Our engineers and scientists work at the forefront of technology, turning what-if into what’s next.
  • Partnership and Collaboration: We believe in the power of collaboration, working closely with government agencies, industry leaders, and academic institutions to achieve our shared goals.
  • Talent and Expertise: Our team is our greatest asset, comprising the brightest minds in aerospace, engineering, cybernetics, and beyond.

Join Us

Are you ready to be part of a team that’s shaping the future? At SPECTRE,  we’re not just creating technology; we’re crafting the unseen, unheard, and unimagined. Explore careers with us and make your mark on the world.

Contact Us

To learn more about SPECTRE and our capabilities, or to discuss potential partnerships and projects, please contact us a hello [at] Together, we can create the unimaginable.