Iranian Drone Forces US Navy Jet To Make Evasive Maneuvers

Iranian Drone Comes Close to US Fighter Jet, Jet Takes Evasive Action

An Iranian drone flew within 100 feet of a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Tuesday, forcing the jet to take evasive action as it attempted to land on the USS Nimitz in the Persian Gulf.

While the drone was within 100 feet of the jet vertically, it was about 200 feet away from the aircraft. The drone was not armed at the time of the incident, the official added. However, while the incident ended with no issues, it is concerning that anyone could get a drone or any other aircraft this close to a U.S. Navy fighter jet. It did eventually move off.

"The unsafe maneuver by the QOM-1 in the known vicinity of fixed-wing flight operations and at coincident altitude with operating aircraft created a collision hazard and is not in keeping with worldwide maritime customs and laws", Urban said.

The drone ignored repeated radio calls, the U.S. officials said, describing the interaction as "unsafe and unprofessional,"according to Reuters".

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In a statement, U.S. Central Command declared the incident "unsafe and unprofessional", calling it was a breach of worldwide maritime customs and laws.

The Super Hornet belongs to Strike Fighter Squadron 147, which is deployed aboard the Nimitz from Naval Air Station Lemoore in California.

This latest encounter comes two weeks after the crew on a Navy patrol boat fired at an Iranian military ship that had come within 150 yards of the Americans as they conducted training in the Persian Gulf. The American military said this was the 13th "unsafe" or "unprofessional" interaction between American and Iranian maritime forces this year. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps ship came at the USS Thunderbolt at high speeds.

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