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The US has conducted its first mass exercise of its new F-35A fighter jets, launching 52 of them from their base in Utah.
However, the air force insisted it was a coincidence that the number of aircraft used echoed Donald Trump’s threat to hit 52 Iranian targets, including cultural sites. “Just like the timing, the number is a coincidence.
This is the most we can get airborne,” Micah Garbarino, a spokesman at the Hill air force base, said.