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RAF ISTAR watch: a Shadowy arrival, and saving Sentinel

Punchily described as being the UK Royal Air Force’s intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR) hub, the service’s Waddington base in Lincolnshire is a bit of a paradox. Located on a hilltop not far from the cathedral city of Lincoln, it’s currently home to three types: the Boeing E-3D Sentry airborne warning and control […]

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UK Rivet Joints – will the RAF get a new ‘Damien’?

During a visit to the Royal Air Force’s Waddington air base in Lincolnshire late last week, I was told that the service’s first RC-135W Rivet Joint will be touching down in the UK in October or November this year. To be operated by the personnel of 51 Sqn, the UK’s “RJs” will be identical in […]

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