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Iranian Aircraft Intrudes on USS Eisenhower, But Photo Shows What Was Right Behind It

An Iranian drone flew over the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier strike group last week as it was operating in the Persian Gulf.
But what the Iranians probably didn’t know is that the drone itself was being closely tracked by a Navy helicopter outfitted with a crew-served machine gun.
U.S. Central Command shared a photo Saturday shot from the helicopter showing the Iranian drone flying high above the fleet with the machine gun in the foreground.

Aircraft from Dwight D Eisenhower Carrier Air Wing intercepts an Iranian UAV operating in an unsafe and unprofessional manner during aircraft carrier flight operations in the Arabian Gulf. The U.S. Navy will continue to fly and sail where international law allows. pic.twitter.com/66ojHTkrMS
— U.S. Central Command (@CENTCOM) December 2, 2023

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