Fully armed F-16 takes fuel from KC-135 at night.
First videos of U.S. and allied partners air strikes on ISIS targets are being released. Here’s footage of an F-16 armed with AIM-120 AMRAAM and AIM-9X Sidewinder air-to-air missiles and GBU-12 Paveway II 500-lb LGBs (Laser Guided Bombs) taking fuel from a KC-135, as seen through NVGs (Night Vision Goggles).
Was that second F-16 armed with a HARM on its right wing?
Why would they enter Syrian air space with HARM’s?….
I guess they were not sure how the Syrian defense system will react.
Or if the rebels had gained acces to any advanced system.
Better safe than sorry.
Besides, they probably provided SEAD scort for the rest of the package including othe arab countries.