When US pilot`s `Top Gun` stunts scared Iranian jets to stay away from drones

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013 - 15:55

Washington: The United States Air Force Chief of Staff, General Mark A. Welsh III, has described their pilot`s stunt, which scared Iranian jets to stay away from their drones, as equivalent to Tom Cruise`s `Top Gun`.

According to website The Aviationist, a U.S. MQ-1 drone came close to being intercepted by an Iranian F-4 Phantom combat plane in March, but the Iranian aircraft stopped after a warning by an American pilot of the F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jet.

Washington: The United States Air Force Chief of Staff, General Mark A. Welsh III, has described their pilot`s stunt, which scared Iranian jets to stay away from their drones, as equivalent to Tom Cruise`s `Top Gun`.

According to website The Aviationist, a U.S. MQ-1 drone came close to being intercepted by an Iranian F-4 Phantom combat plane in March, but the Iranian aircraft stopped after a warning by an American pilot of the F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jet.
The Washington Times quoted General Welsh, as saying that the Raptor pilot flew under the Iranian aircrafts to check out their weapons load without being noticed, and then called them and said `you really ought to go home`.

The Iranian jets came within 16 miles of the drone, the report added.

ANI



First Published: Friday, September 20, 2013 - 15:21

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