Saturday, September 26, 2020

A Huge New Hangar Facility Has Been Built At Area 51

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Warzone/The Drive: Area 51 Has A Huge New Hangar Facility That Points To A Drone Swarm Future

The Air Force is accelerating its advanced combat drone development efforts and the facility's unique attributes seem perfect for supporting them.

The Air Force's clandestine flight test center deep inside the Nevada Test and Training Range, known as Area 51 or Groom Lake, among more colorful nicknames, continues to grow as it approaches its seventh decade of operations. Constant construction has grown the remote facility dramatically since the turn of the millennium, including the addition of a massive and still mysterious hangar built at the base's remote southern end. Now, an even larger extension to an existing hangar facility that is quite peculiar in nature points to the very real possibility that the age of large swarms of unmanned combat air vehicles (UCAVs) has finally arrived.

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WNU Editor: Here is some background on Area 51 .... What is Area 51 and what goes on there? (BBC).

1 comment:

RussInSoCal said...

I'm using my imagination as to what a $1B "drone swarm" could potentially be. And I can 'imagine' quite a bit.