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A U.S. Air Force RC-135 Rivet Joint assigned to the 763rd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 912th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron to receive fuel during Operation Agile Spartan above the U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility, Aug. 19, 2023. The RC-135 Rivet Joint is fitted with a highly-sophisticated sensor suite for identifying various signals within the electromagnetic spectrum. During the exercise, the aircraft showcased its ability to provide imminent threat warnings, support troops in contact, and assist with personnel recovery. The month-long, multinational operation demonstrated interoperability between regional partners, improved response capabilities, and further enhanced security throughout the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Leon Redfern)
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