Retired by the US Navy more than seven years ago, the iconic Grumman F-14 remains in service with the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF). Iran extensively used its Tomcats in the Iran-Iraq War and the F-14A is still today the backbone of IRIAF air defense.
To intercept UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), IRIAF F-4Es and F-14As, based to Bushehr to serve as QRA (Quick Reaction Alert) interceptors, were scrambled several times. But the American drones have astonishing flight characteristics: “Including an ability to fly outside the atmosphere, attain a maximum cruise speed of Mach 10, and a minimum speed of zero, with the ability to hover over the target” as explained by Taghavee. These performances along with their powerful ECM make the F-14s unable to operate their weapons.
I secretly wish there actually was a US UAV with these characteristics, but realisticly, it doesnt seem possible unless either antigrav tech or something similar has already been figured out by our government or lockmart/ng/boeing and developed into a black aircraft. We've heard stories about these kinds of things for years. Remember the public verified story that came from the middle east of multiple fighters being scrambled (was it late 80s, early 90s?) to intercept a UFO, and then lost all control once they came within range of it? Verified by multiple sources, radar returns, civillian and military personnel, and unexplained to date.