A video of a jet refueling mid-air is going viral on social media with the claim that this is one of the Rafale jets which were refueling in the air. You can watch the video here:
Several social media users have shared the video with the same claim. A Twitter user shared the video with a caption "Few shots from 30,000 feet! Mid air refuelling of #RafaleJets on their way to #India #rafale."
We used the InVID tool to extract keyframes of the video and did a reverse image search of those frames and found that the same clip was tweeted by the Brazilian Air Force on September 28, 2018.
The tweet roughly translates to, “Interoperability! F-5 fighter of the Brazilian Air Force carries out refueling in flight on A-4 fighter of the Brazilian Navy!”
The video being shared on social media actually shows the F-5 fighter of the Brazilian Air Force carrying out refueling in flight on A-4 fighter of the Brazilian Navy. This has nothing to do with Rafale jets.
However, the Rafale jets were indeed refuelled mid-air from a French tanker. The Indian Air Force tweeted about the refueling on July 29, 2020.
Here is the picture of Rafale jet refueling mid-air.
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