The U.K. Royal Air Force has flown its first RC-135W Rivet Joint sortie, seven months after the aircraft was delivered to the U.K. The aircraft took off from RAF Waddington on May 23, after being awarded an initial release to service earlier this month by senior officers, and following a series of extensive audits of the aircraft’s safety case by the U.K.’s procurement agency, Defense Equipment and Support (DE&S), and by the U.K. Military Aviation Authority (MAA). Details of ...


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