Tensions between US and Turkey have worsened in recent months with Turkey set to begin receiving the S-400 Russian surface-to-air missile system, which the US says will jeopardise Ankara's role in the F-35 fighter jet programme.
The US move to prohibit Turkey from acquiring F-35 jets can be a major setback to NATO, as other world powers race to catch up.
Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan's comments came a day after the Pentagon suspended the delivery of equipment related to the F-35 fighter jet to Ankara.
US will strengthen military "like never ever before," says US President Donald Trump after signing a $716 billion defence policy bill that also temporarily halts sale of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey.
Vigilant Ace drill – involving 230 aircraft including F-22 Raptor stealth jet fighters – began on Monday, five days after the North's ICBM test.
From January through August 7, 2017, F-35 aircraft were unable to fly about 22 percent of the time due to parts shortages stemming from incomplete plans and funding.
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