In a recent development that has escalated tensions in the Central Arabian Gulf, an Iranian drone exhibited unsafe behavior by flying perilously close to the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), as reported by the US Central Command (USCENTCOM) in last Wednesday’s statement.

The incident occurred during routine flight operations conducted by the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group on Tuesday, November 28.

Details of the Incident

Central Command’s release highlighted that the drone, later identified as Iranian, breached safety protocols by coming within 1,500 yards of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Despite repeated warnings issued by the US Navy, the drone disregarded these alerts, persisting in its unsafe maneuvers, raising concerns about the potential risks posed to the lives of US and partner nation personnel in the region.