Rivet joint


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a joint between two or more pieces secured by rivets.

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With Compass Call aligning its acquisition strategy with that of the successful procurement of JSTARS, which is commencing its own recapitalization cycle, and the AWACS next-generation system already fielded by foreign air forces, the only true unknown in rehosting the four horsemen is Rivet Joint.
If the US request wins support in the Commons, at least one UK Rivet Joint could be heading to a base in Japan in the next two weeks.
FLY ON WALL Rivet Joint plane could be sent over North Korea
Britain's Royal Air Force has stationed its first Rivet Joint signals intelligence aircraft at Akrotiti as part of operations over Iraq, reports said on Friday.
The US has carried out air strikes against IS forces and the RAF has deployed the Rivet Joint surveillance aircraft alongside Tornado jets to provide vital intelligence on extremist movements across Iraq.
With the US carrying out air strikes against IS forces, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon revealed at the weekend that the RAF had now deployed the Rivet Joint surveillance aircraft alongside Tornado jets to provide vital intelligence on extremist movements across Iraq.
UK's Ministry of Defence confirmed the RAF had been flying its Rivet Joint aircraft over the area where IS has advanced.
The MIDS JTRS terminals are reportedly for F/A-18E/F, E-8C Joint STARS, and RC-135 Rivet Joint aircraft.
This project provides for baseline capability upgrades and sustainment of the overall Rivet Joint system, including mission systems, aircraft structures, and ground equipment.
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.