The US Air Force has today launched more than 50 fully-armed Lightning II stealth fighters in a single wave.
The 52 F-35A aircrafts, worth a whopping $4.2 billion (£3.19bn), took off in quick succession from the Hill Air Force Base in Utah.
The exercise carried out by the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings displayed the Air Force’s huge strength and sends a warning to Iran.
The U.S. Air Force has performed a huge show of strength by launching more than 50 fully-armed Lightning II stealth fighters in a single wave following an elephant walk down the runway.
The 52 F-35A aircrafts, which are worth a whopping $4.2 billion, took off in quick succession from the Hill Air Force Base in Utah on Monday.
As tensions grow with Iran, the Pentagon sent six B-52 strategic bombers to Diego Garcia, a British-controlled island in the Indian Ocean, CNN reported Monday.
The military base will have the B-52s available for operations against Iran if needed.
According to the US Air Force, a B52 can drop bombs on anything in an 8,800 mile radius (4,480 miles if it is to return to base) of its airbase but can be refueled mid-air, meaning that it can keep going for as long as its 5-strong staff can.
The B-52 can perform strategic attack, close-air support, air interdiction, offensive counter-air and maritime operations.
The Fighter Wings revealed on Monday that the F-35As have now finally reached full war-fighting capability