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Muzungu
04-29-2010, 01:13 AM
WASHINGTON — A U.S. military official says the Navy had a close encounter with an Iranian surveillance jet last week in the Gulf of Oman.

The official says the jet buzzed a Navy aircraft carrier, the USS Eisenhower, coming within about 1,000 yards (meters) of the ship. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter, said the April 21 incident occurred in international waters.
The jet was described as a maritime patrol aircraft generally used for surveillance.
The official says “there was nothing threatening about the aircraft itself or how it presented itself.”
The official could not confirm reports by NBC and CBS that the jet made three passes over the Navy ship.
http://khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle09.asp?xfile=data/middleeast/2010/April/middleeast_April478.xml&section=middleeast

Backpacker
04-29-2010, 01:24 AM
It was an F-27, not a jet.

santana
04-29-2010, 01:32 AM
And this happends a few months ago

In addition to communicating with the local Air Traffic Control facility, all aircraft in the Persian Gulf AOR are required to give the Iranian Air Defense Radar (military) a ten minute “heads up” if they will be transiting Iranian airspace.

This conversation was recorded on the VHF Guard (emergency) frequency 121.5 MHz, while flying

from Europe to Dubai ..


Iranian Air Defense Radar: 'Unknown aircraft at (location unknown), you are in Iranian airspace. Identify yourself.'

Aircraft: 'This is a United States aircraft. I am not in Iranian airspace, I am in Iraqi airspace.'

Iranian Air Defense Radar: 'You are in Iranian airspace. If you do not depart our airspace we will launch interceptor aircraft!'

Aircraft: 'This is a United States Marine Corps FA-18 fighter. Send 'em up, I'll wait!'

Iranian Air Defense Radar: (no response .... total silence)

http://patriotroom.com/article/u-s-marine-fighter-pilot-chats-with-iranian-air-defense-radar

pocoloco
04-29-2010, 02:16 AM
Good one Santana :)

Austra
04-29-2010, 08:46 AM
And this happends a few months ago

In addition to communicating with the local Air Traffic Control facility, all aircraft in the Persian Gulf AOR are required to give the Iranian Air Defense Radar (military) a ten minute “heads up” if they will be transiting Iranian airspace.

This conversation was recorded on the VHF Guard (emergency) frequency 121.5 MHz, while flying

from Europe to Dubai ..


Iranian Air Defense Radar: 'Unknown aircraft at (location unknown), you are in Iranian airspace. Identify yourself.'

Aircraft: 'This is a United States aircraft. I am not in Iranian airspace, I am in Iraqi airspace.'

Iranian Air Defense Radar: 'You are in Iranian airspace. If you do not depart our airspace we will launch interceptor aircraft!'

Aircraft: 'This is a United States Marine Corps FA-18 fighter. Send 'em up, I'll wait!'

Iranian Air Defense Radar: (no response .... total silence)

http://patriotroom.com/article/u-s-marine-fighter-pilot-chats-with-iranian-air-defense-radar

Link doesn't work for me :(

KoTeMoRe
04-29-2010, 08:52 AM
Aircraft: 'This is a United States Marine Corps FA-18 fighter. Send 'em up, I'll wait!'

Iranian Air Defense Radar: (no response .... total silence)


Gold. Cocky but gold.

amick_lindsey
04-29-2010, 08:53 AM
And this happends a few months ago

In addition to communicating with the local Air Traffic Control facility, all aircraft in the Persian Gulf AOR are required to give the Iranian Air Defense Radar (military) a ten minute “heads up” if they will be transiting Iranian airspace.

This conversation was recorded on the VHF Guard (emergency) frequency 121.5 MHz, while flying

from Europe to Dubai ..


Iranian Air Defense Radar: 'Unknown aircraft at (location unknown), you are in Iranian airspace. Identify yourself.'

Aircraft: 'This is a United States aircraft. I am not in Iranian airspace, I am in Iraqi airspace.'

Iranian Air Defense Radar: 'You are in Iranian airspace. If you do not depart our airspace we will launch interceptor aircraft!'

Aircraft: 'This is a United States Marine Corps FA-18 fighter. Send 'em up, I'll wait!'

Iranian Air Defense Radar: (no response .... total silence)

http://patriotroom.com/article/u-s-marine-fighter-pilot-chats-with-iranian-air-defense-radar

HAHAHAH!! good one!rofl

ps: Santana, Austra is right, the link doesn't work

0000
04-29-2010, 11:30 AM
nice to see it ended peacefully

assaulttush
04-29-2010, 11:48 AM
lol roflroflrofl

kamaz
04-29-2010, 11:52 AM
And this happends a few months ago

In addition to communicating with the local Air Traffic Control facility, all aircraft in the Persian Gulf AOR are required to give the Iranian Air Defense Radar (military) a ten minute “heads up” if they will be transiting Iranian airspace.

This conversation was recorded on the VHF Guard (emergency) frequency 121.5 MHz, while flying

from Europe to Dubai ..


Iranian Air Defense Radar: 'Unknown aircraft at (location unknown), you are in Iranian airspace. Identify yourself.'

Aircraft: 'This is a United States aircraft. I am not in Iranian airspace, I am in Iraqi airspace.'

Iranian Air Defense Radar: 'You are in Iranian airspace. If you do not depart our airspace we will launch interceptor aircraft!'

Aircraft: 'This is a United States Marine Corps FA-18 fighter. Send 'em up, I'll wait!'

Iranian Air Defense Radar: (no response .... total silence)

http://patriotroom.com/article/u-s-marine-fighter-pilot-chats-with-iranian-air-defense-radar


funny but sounds like another jingoistic exaggeration of actual events.

Atlantic Friend
04-29-2010, 11:55 AM
funny but sounds like another jingoistic exaggeration of actual events.

Yep, it does sounds like a feel-good "who da man" joke.

santana
04-29-2010, 04:49 PM
HAHAHAH!! good one!rofl

ps: Santana, Austra is right, the link doesn't work

It was an old Joke, but a a reall good one!!!

Orocairion
04-29-2010, 04:59 PM
I'd love to see the guy trying to pull that one in chinese airspace.p-)

JCR
04-29-2010, 05:02 PM
Sounds like the US version of the "US Navy vs Lighthouse" joke.

SBL
04-29-2010, 05:04 PM
I'd love to see the guy trying to pull that one in chinese airspace.p-)
He'd probably get rammed with a J-8

hogdriver
04-29-2010, 05:12 PM
funny but sounds like another jingoistic exaggeration of actual events.

what was he supposed to say? "yes sir I am going" ?

Cataphract_Persia
04-29-2010, 05:22 PM
And this happends a few months ago

In addition to communicating with the local Air Traffic Control facility, all aircraft in the Persian Gulf AOR are required to give the Iranian Air Defense Radar (military) a ten minute “heads up” if they will be transiting Iranian airspace.

This conversation was recorded on the VHF Guard (emergency) frequency 121.5 MHz, while flying

from Europe to Dubai ..


Iranian Air Defense Radar: 'Unknown aircraft at (location unknown), you are in Iranian airspace. Identify yourself.'

Aircraft: 'This is a United States aircraft. I am not in Iranian airspace, I am in Iraqi airspace.'

Iranian Air Defense Radar: 'You are in Iranian airspace. If you do not depart our airspace we will launch interceptor aircraft!'

Aircraft: 'This is a United States Marine Corps FA-18 fighter. Send 'em up, I'll wait!'

Iranian Air Defense Radar: (no response .... total silence)

http://patriotroom.com/article/u-s-marine-fighter-pilot-chats-with-iranian-air-defense-radar

Fantasy .

Alienfreak
04-29-2010, 05:42 PM
Yes. Iran would have intercepted him inside Iraqi airspace. Pew pew. Iran strong...

It most probably is a joke. Don't get instant butthurt.

3rdMillhouse
04-29-2010, 06:07 PM
Fantasy .

No sh1t, Sherlock.

Hyde
04-29-2010, 08:28 PM
And this happends a few months ago

In addition to communicating with the local Air Traffic Control facility, all aircraft in the Persian Gulf AOR are required to give the Iranian Air Defense Radar (military) a ten minute “heads up” if they will be transiting Iranian airspace.

This conversation was recorded on the VHF Guard (emergency) frequency 121.5 MHz, while flying

from Europe to Dubai ..


Iranian Air Defense Radar: 'Unknown aircraft at (location unknown), you are in Iranian airspace. Identify yourself.'

Aircraft: 'This is a United States aircraft. I am not in Iranian airspace, I am in Iraqi airspace.'

Iranian Air Defense Radar: 'You are in Iranian airspace. If you do not depart our airspace we will launch interceptor aircraft!'

Aircraft: 'This is a United States Marine Corps FA-18 fighter. Send 'em up, I'll wait!'

Iranian Air Defense Radar: (no response .... total silence)

http://patriotroom.com/article/u-s-marine-fighter-pilot-chats-with-iranian-air-defense-radar


Suuure.... :roll:

Curtis E. Bear
04-29-2010, 08:33 PM
Uh, I'm a little confused. The OP is about an Iranian jet flying near a US vessel, yet everyone is talking about a US jet and Iranian airspace? Makes sense.

SBL
04-29-2010, 08:43 PM
Uh, I'm a little confused. The OP is about an Iranian jet flying near a US vessel, yet everyone is talking about a US jet and Iranian airspace? Makes sense.
We can't all be geniuses.

the_Wicked
04-29-2010, 08:52 PM
And this happends a few months ago

In addition to communicating with the local Air Traffic Control facility, all aircraft in the Persian Gulf AOR are required to give the Iranian Air Defense Radar (military) a ten minute “heads up” if they will be transiting Iranian airspace.

This conversation was recorded on the VHF Guard (emergency) frequency 121.5 MHz, while flying

from Europe to Dubai ..


Iranian Air Defense Radar: 'Unknown aircraft at (location unknown), you are in Iranian airspace. Identify yourself.'

Aircraft: 'This is a United States aircraft. I am not in Iranian airspace, I am in Iraqi airspace.'

Iranian Air Defense Radar: 'You are in Iranian airspace. If you do not depart our airspace we will launch interceptor aircraft!'

Aircraft: 'This is a United States Marine Corps FA-18 fighter. Send 'em up, I'll wait!'

Iranian Air Defense Radar: (no response .... total silence)

http://patriotroom.com/article/u-s-marine-fighter-pilot-chats-with-iranian-air-defense-radar

Probably made up like the ancient conversation between the US Navy carrier and a Canadian port (or something like that) but good nonetheless.

santana
04-29-2010, 09:13 PM
People its just a joke!!!

NUCKINFUTS
04-29-2010, 10:18 PM
I thought foreign aircraft's were forbidden from flying over aircraft carriers considering they are sovereign US territory even if they are in international waters.

acg1189
04-29-2010, 11:57 PM
I thought foreign aircraft's were forbidden from flying over aircraft carriers considering they are sovereign US territory even if they are in international waters.

That's a saying about a carriers ability to project power. They are not ACTUALLY sovereign US territory.

In any case, I'd like to hear the cockpit recording of the 30 different radar warning bells and whistles that were undoubtedly going off.

Dan2004
04-30-2010, 01:30 AM
This is a lighthouse, mate. Your call....

Snapdad
04-30-2010, 05:15 AM
Surprised they let the moron get that close. Where were the fighters?

smile
04-30-2010, 05:31 AM
And this happends a few months ago

In addition to communicating with the local Air Traffic Control facility, all aircraft in the Persian Gulf AOR are required to give the Iranian Air Defense Radar (military) a ten minute “heads up” if they will be transiting Iranian airspace.

This conversation was recorded on the VHF Guard (emergency) frequency 121.5 MHz, while flying

from Europe to Dubai ..


Iranian Air Defense Radar: 'Unknown aircraft at (location unknown), you are in Iranian airspace. Identify yourself.'

Aircraft: 'This is a United States aircraft. I am not in Iranian airspace, I am in Iraqi airspace.'

Iranian Air Defense Radar: 'You are in Iranian airspace. If you do not depart our airspace we will launch interceptor aircraft!'

Aircraft: 'This is a United States Marine Corps FA-18 fighter. Send 'em up, I'll wait!'

Iranian Air Defense Radar: (no response .... total silence)

http://patriotroom.com/article/u-s-marine-fighter-pilot-chats-with-iranian-air-defense-radar

Funny but fantasy. Fantasy like that... http://hoax-info.tubit.tu-berlin.de/hoax/funkspruchtxt.shtml Old Joke about USS Abraham Lincoln and Lighthouse on Galicians. English version at the end. You can find such tales about everything. Same even but with Canadians http://forum-schiff.de/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=97 .

Alienfreak
04-30-2010, 05:44 AM
Surprised they let the moron get that close. Where were the fighters?

Probably they just didn't bother. You have Obama...

Steak-Sauce
04-30-2010, 05:50 AM
Iranian Plane Buzzes U.S. Carrier in Middle East
By PHILIP EWING

Published: 29 Apr 2010 10:23


An Iranian maritime patrol aircraft buzzed the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower at sea in the Middle East last week, passing within 1,000 yards of the ship, but American defense officials sought to downplay the encounter as relatively common.

The Iranian navy Fokker F27 turboprop reconnaissance plane had been flying near the Eisenhower Strike Group for about 20 minutes before it made its low pass on April 21, according to a defense official who was not authorized to talk publicly about the incident and asked not to be identified. The official did not know if the Eisenhower took any defensive actions, such as changing course or ordering its fighters to escort the intruder away. No one was hurt and the Iranian aircraft soon retired.

The Eisenhower and its escorts had been tracking the Fokker surveillance plane the entire time, the defense official said; it didn't try to pop up from low altitude or surprise them. There was no information about exactly where the encounter took place - for example, in the Persian Gulf or the Gulf of Oman - but the official said it happened in "international waters."

"From our perspective, this is not something to get excited about - this is not out of the ordinary - this is within the bounds of what has happened in the past," the official said.

The date of the fly-by would seem to put it near the start of a series of Iranian naval exercises that took place last week in the Persian Gulf; dubbed Great Prophet 5, the Iranian navy and the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps practiced small boat swarms and unveiled a new fast-attack missile craft.

Iranian ships and aircraft approach U.S. warships relatively often, apparently to test how they respond in close proximity. In 2008, Iranian speedboats darted among a formation of three American warships transiting through the Strait of Hormuz, which blasted a warning with their horns and went to flank speed to escape.

The U.S. Navy has a long history of sometimes tense encounters at sea, including years' worth of jousting between carrier aircraft and Russian Tu-95 bombers, whose crews liked to get as close as possible to U.S. carriers during the Cold War. When two Russian bombers buzzed the carrier Nimitz in the Pacific in 2008, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead said at the time it didn't worry him - "they were stretching their wings, so to speak."

Source: Defense News (http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=4603909&c=AME&s=SEA)

ZOMG!!!!!!!1

Sneeker
04-30-2010, 05:55 AM
Thats a pretty old joke. It used to be a tomcat. Your all douches.:roll: