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  • Rapid Capabilities Office

    The Department of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office (DAF RCO) has accelerated methods for developing, acquiring and fielding critical combat capabilities.

  • RC-135S COBRA BALL

    The RC-135S Cobra Ball is a rapidly deployable aircraft, which flies Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed missions of national priority to collect optical and electronic data on ballistic targets. This data is critical to arms treaty compliance verification, and development of U.S. strategic defense and

  • RC-135U Combat Sent

    The RC-135U Combat Sent provides strategic electronic reconnaissance information to the president, secretary of defense, Department of Defense leaders, and theater commanders.

  • RC-135V/W Rivet Joint

    ​The RC-135V/W Rivet Joint reconnaissance aircraft supports theater and national level consumers with near real time on-scene intelligence collection, analysis and dissemination capabilities.

  • RQ-11B Raven

    The RQ-11B Raven small unmanned aircraft system provides real-time direct intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and target information for Air Force Security Forces. The Raven falls into the class of Air Force small UAS known as man-packable UAS.

  • RQ-170 Sentinel

    The RQ-170 is a low observable unmanned aircraft system being developed, tested and fielded by the Air Force. It will provide reconnaissance and surveillance in support of the joint forces commander.

  • RQ-4 Global Hawk

    The RQ-4 Global Hawk is a high-altitude, long-endurance, remotely piloted aircraft with an integrated sensor suite that provides global all-weather, day or night intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capability. Global Hawk's mission is to provide a broad spectrum of ISR collection

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