Report: Iranian drone comes close to US fighter jet

By REUTERS
August 8, 2017 18:23
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WASHINGTON - An Iranian drone came within 100 feet (31 meters) of a US Navy warplane as it prepared to land on an aircraft carrier in the Gulf, a US official said on Tuesday.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the US Navy F/A-18E had to maneuver to avoid an Iranian QOM-1 drone, which ignored repeated radio calls.

The official described the interaction as "unsafe and unprofessional."

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