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Burning Wind is a codename for signals intelligence (SIGINT) missions by the United States Air Force. The missions are undertaken by RC-135 Rivet Joint aircraft. Other missions undertaken by Rivet Joint aircraft may be designated Misty Wind.[1]


The Rivet Joint aircraft fly Burning Wind missions from the following bases:


  1. ^ Richelson, Jeffrey T. (2015-07-14). The U.S. Intelligence Community. Avalon Publishing. ISBN 9780813349190.