Iranian Drone Comes Close to U.S. Navy in the Persian Gulf

Tuesday’s event was one of 13 ‘unsafe or unprofessional’ interactions in 2017, U.S. official says

An unarmed Iranian drone came within 100 feet (31 meters) of a U.S. Navy warplane as it prepared to land on an aircraft carrier in the Gulf, a U.S. official said on Tuesday.

“Despite repeated radio calls to stay clear of active fixed-wing flight operations in vicinity of the USS Nimitz, the QOM-1 executed unsafe and unprofessional altitude changes in the close vicinity of an F/A-18E,” said a statement released by the U.S. Central Command.

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Source: http://www.haaretz.com/

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