Rivet joint

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a joint between two or more pieces secured by rivets.

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will be closely involved in future maturation of the Rivet Joint weapon system for at least the next 25 years.
A year ago, an RAF crew flying a Rivet Joint successfully jammed Isis communications in Libya as special forces on the ground gathered intelligence on the terror group.
FLY ON WALL Rivet Joint plane could be sent over North Korea
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.
They have now been joined by the Royal Air Force's most modern surveillance aircraft, the Boeing RC-135 Rivet Joint, Fallon told Sky News earlier.
US Air Force RC-135 Rivet Joint spy plane was fleeing Russian jets that rose to intercept the plane as it was conducting a spying operation over the Baltic Sea near Russia," Swedish Media outlets said, RT reported.
The MIDS JTRS terminals are reportedly for F/A-18E/F, E-8C Joint STARS, and RC-135 Rivet Joint aircraft.
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.
Session Three, "Command and Control of the Electronic Order of Battle," will include the following presentations: Rivet Joint, Compass Call, EP-3C, EA-6B, B-52H AEA, MALD/MALD-J, J-UCAS, Global Hawk, AESA, EC Battle Management, and AEA.