Talk:Boeing RC-135

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Merger with Boeing RC-135 Air Seeker[edit]

Intro para disjointed[edit]

From the article:

The aircraft is an extensively modified C-135 with onboard sensors which enable the crew to detect, identify and geolocate signals throughout the electromagnetic spectrum. The RC-135 is known within the Boeing company as the Model 739 as opposed to the C-135 and KC-135 which are given the model number 717.[2] The crew can then forward information in a variety of formats to a wide range of consumers via the onboard secure communications suite.

We go from overview of the aircraft, talking about it's origins and nomenclature ( good ), to talking about the crew forwarding information. I suspect that information is fine, but in the wrong section of the article. DJD. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:05, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

I have had a go at re-writing the first section, see if it is an improvement. MilborneOne (talk) 20:22, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

Name for UK deployment[edit]

This article describes the aircraft being deployed in the UK as being named as the "Airseeker", however I understand this is the name of the project rather than the aircraft. The current ref (No 22) seems to be a broken link. According to this RAF page the aircraft will be called Rivet Joint rather than Airseeker. Does anyone else have any info?— Rod talk 14:39, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

Originally there was Project Helix, which started off planning to rewing the R1 in the same way as the MR2. When a)the MRA4 hit the rocks and b)people started thinking hard about the economics of unique SIGINT internals for three airframes, they started looking at a Rivet Joint option in the dying days of Tony Blair. This became known as the Airseeker option, but when they realised that noone was going to call them such a daft name, they pretended that Airseeker had replaced Helix as the project name rather than the aircraft name. So yes, you're correct, and I've amended the UK section accordingly. I'm also a bit suspicious that Dominic Perry had lifted an unsourced quote of £180m/plane from this article for his recent Flight piece, so I've given the MPR2012 price and generally given that section some love. (talk) 20:28, 18 December 2013 (UTC)

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