Iranian Air Defense Conversation

Iranian Air Defense Conversation

This is a discussion on Iranian Air Defense Conversation within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; While surfing around the internet, I found this little anecdote. I am sure there are millions like this. In addition to communicating with the local ...

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    Iranian Air Defense Conversation

    While surfing around the internet, I found this little anecdote. I am sure there are millions like this.

    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 is a common procedure for commercial aircraft and involves giving them your call sign, transponder code, type of aircraft, and points of origin and destination.

    I just flew with a guy who overheard this conversation on the VHF Guard (emergency) frequency 121.5 MHz while flying from Europe to Dubai . It's too good not to pass along.

    The conversation went like this...

    Iranian Air Defense Radar: 'Unknown aircraft you are in Iranian airspace. Identify yourself.'

    Aircraft: 'This is a United States aircraft. I am in Iraqi airspace.'

    Iranian Air Defense Radar: 'You are in Iranian airspace. If you do not depart our airspace we will launch an 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)
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    Sounds a lot like a take off on this old joke. Pretty funny though.

    This is based on an actual radio conversation between a U.S. Navy
    aircraft carrier (U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln) and Canadian authorities
    off the coast of Newfoundland in October, 1995. (The radio
    conversation was released by the Chief of Naval Operations on
    10/10/95 authorized by the Freedom of Information Act.)

    Canadians: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the South to
    avoid collision.

    Americans: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the
    North to avoid a collision.

    Canadians: Negative. You will have to divert your course 15
    degrees to the South to avoid a collision.

    Americans: This is the Captain of a US Navy ship. I say again,
    divert YOUR course.

    Canadians: No, I say again, you divert YOUR course.

    Americans: THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS LINCOLN, THE SECOND
    LARGEST SHIP IN THE UNITED STATES' ATLANTIC FLEET. WE ARE
    ACCOMPANIED BY THREE DESTROYERS, THREE CRUISERS AND NUMEROUS
    SUPPORT VESSELS. I DEMAND THAT YOU CHANGE YOUR COURSE 15 DEGREES
    NORTH--I SAY AGAIN, THAT'S ONE FIVE DEGREES NORTH--OR
    COUNTER-MEASURES WILL BE UNDERTAKEN TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THIS SHIP.

    Canadians: This is a lighthouse. Your call.


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    Middle East air forces tend not to do so well against F/A-18's.
    Don't believe what you hear and only half of what you see!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chenemf View Post
    Sounds a lot like a take off on this old joke. Pretty funny though.
    I believe they have enough firepower to move land masses
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    Canadians: This is a lighthouse. Your call.

    "Who is to say that I am not an instrument of karma? Indeed, who is to say that I am not the very hand of God himself, dispatched by the Almighty to smite the Philistines and hypocrites, to lay low the dishonest and corrupt, and to bust the jawbone of some jackass that so desperately deserves it?"

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