420th Test Sqdn stood up 4th Oct.



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Message posted by Smythers on October 06, 2019 at 18:16:56 PST:

The US Air Force (USAF) has reactivated the 420th Flight Test Squadron (FLTS) at Edwards Air Force Base (AFB), California, following a ceremony held on October 4.

The squadron has been reactivated to support the development of the Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider, the USAF's future strategic stealth bomber under its Long-Range Strike Bomber (LRSB) programme.

The B-21 is expected to enter service in 2025 and the 420th FLTS will deal with the planning and testing of the bomber, including providing analysis, alongside ground and flight testing once a prototype is rolled out. 

* Going to be one hell of a schedule & I look forward to the official first flight!

Attached link: https://www.key.aero/article/usaf-reactivates-420th-flight-test-squadron

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