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Trump's Sale of F-52s to Norway Probably Needs OK From 'Call of Duty'

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By    |   Friday, 12 January 2018 08:47 AM

President Donald Trump's sale and delivery of F-52 fighter jets to Norway probably needs an okay from "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare."

The F-52 is a fictional fighter jet only available in the video computer game, The Washington Post noted.

Trump was obviously reading from a prepared statement on Wednesday, while standing next to Norway Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the White House, when he said the U.S. started delivering F-52s to Norway.

"In November we started delivering the first F-52s and F-35 fighter jets," Trump said, per the Post. "We have a total of 52 and they've delivered a number of them already a little ahead of schedule."

The Post theorized that the statement he was reading from appeared to combine the 52 planes with the "F" designation for U.S. fighter jets, like the real F-35 Lightning II.

But that didn’t stop The Post from repeating the mistake in a headline on a video of the remarks posted to YouTube.

Carolyn Nelson, a Lockheed Martin spokeswoman, told the Post that the company, which produces the F-35, has delivered 10 of the fighter jets to Norway and that its government has authorized spending for 40 of the aircraft overall.

According to CNN, critics have hammered the cost of the F-35 program for its cost, $400 billion for 2,457 planes, which cost $159 million each.

The stealth fighter is also considered one of the most advanced aircrafts ever, combining advanced stealth capabilities, radar-jamming abilities, supersonic speed, extreme agility and state-of-the-art sensor fusion technology, CNN wrote.

Defense Secretary James Mattis last year called the F-35 "critical" for U.S. air superiority and praised it for its ability to integrate with allies who are buying the jet.

The F-35 is also unique because it comes in three versions fitted for the Air Force, Marines and Navy, according to CNN. U.S. allies Japan, Israel, the United Kingdom, Italy, Belgium, Denmark, and Turkey, along with Norway, have committed to buying their own versions of the F-35, the broadcaster stated.

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