Rivet joint

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a joint between two or more pieces secured by rivets.

See also: Rivet

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The Boeing RC-135W Rivet Joint signals intelligence aircraft was delivered under the UK's Airseeker effort, which will see the RAF operate three converted KC-135Rs in line with the US Air Force's Rivet Joint force, Flightglobal said.
Platforms procuring MIDS JTRS include the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, E-8C JSTARS, and the Air Force's RC-135 Rivet Joint and EC-130H Compass Call.
Specifically, the article suggests a three-tiered mitigation strategy: (1) a long-term solution in which USEUCOM's ISR planners alleviate the command's collection gaps by using the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) system, scheduled for delivery in 2014; (2) a midterm solution that calls for teaming with the British Royal Air Force (RAF) to begin planning the integration of US-purchased RC-135 Rivet Joint aircraft into USEUCOM's ISR collection profiles; and (3) a near-term solution whereby USEUCOM engages with the German Air Force (GAF) to develop tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP) for combined post-mission processing of EuroHawk-derived signals intelligence to meet the command's ISR collection needs.
The Airmen with the 55th Wing deploy with the RC-135 Rivet Joint aircraft.
We call it the Rivet Joint that does our signals intelligence for us.
An integrated ISR center that will link J-STARS, Rivet Joint and the Predator unmanned aircraft.
The EXORD tasked personnel at the CAOC-T to plan the mission, beginning with IPB from AWACS, Rivet Joint, and Joint STARS aircraft.
The Rivet Joint is a reconnaissance aircraft that provides the Air Force with on-scene intelligence collection, analysis and dissemination capabilities at both the theater and national levels.
The variety of aircraft participating in the spring 2002 course illustrates the joint-training concept: Marine EA-6B Prowlers, AV-8B Harrier IIs, KC-130F/T Hercules, F/A-18A/D Hornets, AH-1W Super Cobras, UH-1N "Hueys," CH-46E Sea Knights and CH-53D/E Sea Stallions were complemented by Navy E-2C Hawkeyes, F/A-18C Hornets and F-5E/F Tiger IIs, as well as Air Force E-3B Sentry, E-8C Joint Surveillance/Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS), EC-130H Compass Call, F-16 Fighting Falcon, RC-135 Rivet Joint and A-10A Thunderbolt aircraft.
Much of that will be used to accelerate production of the manned RC-135V/W Rivet Joint reconnaissance aircraft and the unmanned Global Hawk, which has still to complete its testing programme.
Israeli officials estimate spending $500 million on between three to five aircraft which they compare to the US Air Force's fleet of 19 RC-135 Rivet Joint aircraft proven in combat conditions against Iraq during and since the 1991 Gulf War.