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Israel, U.S. hold joint drills involving F-35 jets despite ‘COVID-19 fears’

On March 29, the Israeli and US Air Forces conducted joint drills called “Enduring Lightning” in southern Israel.

According to the Israeli military, the involved forces used fifth-generation F-35 and F-35I fighter jets to practice engaging various air and ground-based targets.

It seems the COVID-19 panic around the world does not stop the US and Israel from preparing for conflicts in the Middle East.

Earlier in March, the US and Israel called off the scheduled joint exercise Juniper Cobra over COVID-19 concerns, but immediately found that this was a wrong decision.