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  1. #1 Iranian drone nearly hits US Navy fighter jet in Gulf, US defense official says 
    Senior Member Banacek's Avatar
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    An Iranian drone nearly collided with a U.S. Navy F-18 Super Hornet while the American jet was in a holding pattern, a U.S. defense official told Fox News.

    The jet was about to land aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, which recently arrived in the Persian Gulf.

    It was the first time an Iranian drone has “interrupted a flight pattern,” the official said.

    The F-18 “maneuvered to avoid collision,” said the official, who described the unarmed Iranian drone as a Qom-1.

    The official described the encounter as “unsafe and unprofessional…and dangerous.”

    That statement will certainly prevent Iran from trying this again !
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    Shoot them down that is easy enough!
    Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
    Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;
    Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
    21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes
    And clever in their own sight! Isaiah 5:20-21 NASB

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    Senior Member Zathras's Avatar
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    Might be time for some live fire drills next time one of those Iranian Qom-1 makes an appearance within weapon range of the carrier escort's weapon systems. When they complain about us blowing their wind up toy out of the sky, just say "Oops, our bad. Live fire exercise you know. We thought it was ours. Sorry we blew your toy airplane out of our sky."

    As with everything else, It's the thought that counts.
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