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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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