[Video] U.S. tanker refuels French Rafale combat planes over Mali

Among the (known) U.S. assets supporting the French Air War in Mali, there are some 100th ARW’s KC-135 from RAF Mildenhall (operating from Moron airbase, in Spain).

Rafale from KC-135

The following video brings you on board one of the aerial refuelers, as the flying boom-equipped tanker refuels a flight of French Air Force Rafale jets.

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