Tag: RC-135 Rivet Joint

"U.S. spy planes often fly at 10-15 km from Russia's south border" Russian official says
The RC-135 mission crew simulators in fact were affected by last March floodwaters and some of the training had to be carried out at RAF Waddington, U.K. The recent flooding at Offutt Air Force Base (AFB), Nebraska has affected crew training on the RC-135 intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft there, Gen. Mike Holmes,...
One-third of Offutt AFB Underwater, Eight RC-135 Rivet Joints and One E-4B Doomsday plane Evacuated
Four RC-135s remain parked on the other side of the flightline, which is elevated. Roughly 3,000 feet of Offutt AFB runway remains submerged. Like large portions of Nebraska, Offutt Air Force Base (AFB) personnel are battling flood waters which started to creep onto the installation Mar. 15. An...
USAF RC-135V Rivet Joint Spy Plane flies over Black Sea amid Naval Clash between Russia and Ukraine
Flight Radar monitors showed the RC-135V has been flying close to the Crimean Peninsula, a Russian territory in the Black Sea A U.S. Air Force (USAF) Boeing RC-135V Rivet Joint spy plane has reportedly been deployed for a reconnaissance mission amid the naval clash between Russia and Ukraine. The aircraft is said to be flying over the Black Sea after leaving...
"U.S. spy planes often fly at 10-15 km from Russia's south border" Russian official says
The USAF has started to prepare for the closure of RAF Mildenhall with about 530 USAF personnel and 740 dependants being relocated to RAF Fairford The U.S. Air Force’s 95th Reconnaissance Squadron (RS) and 488th Intelligence Squadron (IS) will relocate its RC-135 Rivet Joint mission from RAF Mildenhall to RAF Fairford as part of the European Infrastructure Consolidation. The U.S. Air...
USAF, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard members join to complete historic RC-135 Rivet Joint training mission
"This flight was important as a proof of concept to show we can generate a crew and fly without undue burden on the active duty," Lt. Col. Jed Snarr, 49th Intelligence Squadron commander On Aug. 5, 2018, fourteen members of the 655th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group’s 49th Intelligence Squadron (IS) joined with 11 members of the Nebraska Air National...
How Kadena's F-15Cs protected the air assets that were trying to find KAL 007 wreckage
Even if the wreckage of KAL 007 had fallen into international waters within the Sea of Japan, Kadena's F-15C Eagles had to protect P-3s that were searching for the airliner's black box data- and voice-recorders from marauding Soviet fighters The F-15 Eagle is an all-weather, extremely maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to permit the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to gain and...
The RC-135 could be seen at 27,000ft as it was gathering intelligence about Kaliningrad naval air base on the Baltic Sea As reported by the Daily Mail, on Apr. 25, 2017 a Royal Air Force (RAF) RC-135W Airseeker (as the RC-135 Rivet Joint is codenamed by the RAF) spy plane was tracked by plane spotters using a £2.99 mobile phone app as...

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