NATO fighter jets get green light to carry nukes as tension with Russia soars

March 08, 2024

The F-35A fighter jet in actionA NATO stealth fighter has been certified to carry nukes including the terrifying B61-12 thermonuclear gravity bomb as tensions between NATO and Russia hit a boiling point. The F-35A Joint Strike Fighter has become the first stealth fighter of its class to be green-lit to carry nuclear weapons. On Thursday, Sweden officially joined the NATO alliance, breaking from decades of neutrality. US President Joe Biden added: "NATO stands more united, determined, and dynamic...together with our newest ally Sweden - NATO will continue to stand for freedom and democracy for generations to come." Now, a Putin ally in the Russian media has suggested three NATO countries that could be hit by nuclear strikes.