First KC-135 arrives for Rivet Joint conversion for RAF
Following the decision to procure Rivet Joint as the replacement for the Nimrod R1, the first aircrew from No. 51 Squadron RAF Waddington deployed to commence operational conversion training on United States Air Force (USAF) Rivet Joint aircraft.
Royal Air Force aircrew to train at Offutt
An agreement was signed recently between the US Department of Defense and the U.K. Ministry of Defence that allows the RAF to purchase three RC-135V/W Rivet Joint aircraft over the next seven years.