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Satellite imagery shows new Hangars Constructed At Edwards Air Force Base Ahead Of B-21 Raider’s Arrival

New Satellite imagery shows new Hangars Constructed At Edwards Air Force Base Ahead Of B-21 Raider’s Arrival

In the recent satellite imagery, The Warzone editor TYLER ROGOWAY spotted a number of new structures have been built over the last eight months at Edwards Air Force Base. This is where the B-21 Raider might be tested

The structure spotted in satellite imagery measures roughly 220 feet wide and 100 feet deep—the perfect size to accommodate the stealthy B-21 or even a B-2 with plenty of room to spare.

Satellite imagery shows new Hangars Constructed At Edwards Air Force Base Ahead Of B-21 Raider's Arrival

The sudden burst of construction on South Base is a very good sign that its new residents will arrive soon

Still, we don’t know for certain when the aircraft will descend onto its new home, but its test team is already in place. To achieve an in-service date by the middle of the next decade, one would imagine that it would have to be within the next 24 months or so.

The Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider is an American heavy bomber under development by Northrop Grumman. As part of the Long Range Strike Bomber program (LRS-B), it is to be a very long-range, stealth strategic bomber for the United States Air Force capable of delivering conventional and thermonuclear weapons.

Satellite imagery shows new Hangars Constructed At Edwards Air Force Base

The bomber is expected to enter service by 2025. It is to complement existing Rockwell B-1 Lancer, Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit, and Boeing B-52 Stratofortress bomber fleets in U.S. service and eventually replace these bombers.

 

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