A photo has reportedly leaked from the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge construction site showing what appears to be a new type of TIE Fighter. The ship is called the TIE Echelon and is a new ship to the Star Wars universe. Here’s a look at the ship from reddit user xsection.
Here’s what we know about the TIE Echelon from Entertainment Weekly:
“The 709th, the Red Fury,” says Scott Trowbridge, the Imagineering creative executive in charge of Galaxy’s Edge. “There are some stories to be told about those folks, and why they’re here, what they came looking for — or who they came looking for.”
This elite squad from The First Order has arrived on a new ship — the TIE Echelon, which has a cockpit similar to Kylo Ren’s batwinged shuttle but the curved foils of Darth Vader’s TIE Advanced x1.
A life sized version of the TIE Echelon is parked in the First Order-controlled sector of Black Spire Outpost, near one of the entrances to the land. Don’t try to touch it. The Red Fury doesn’t like strangers approaching their ship.