RC-135 Rivet Joint 

The RC-135 Rivet Joint is a reconnaissance aircraft designed by Boeing.  The Rivet Joint supports theater and national level consumers with near real time on-scene intelligence collection, analysis and dissemination capabilities.  The RC-135 is a heavily modified C-135.  The interior of the Rivet Joint can seat more than 30 people including the cockpit crew, electronic warfare officers, intelligence operators and in-flight maintenance technicians.  The RC-135s have played key roles in the Vietnam War, Operation El Dorado Canyon, Operation Urgent Fury, Operation Just Cause, and Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom, and Iraqi Freedom.  

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