MilitaryPhotos.net claims that these photos show Air Group Commander Capt. John Eden, (USS Abraham Lincoln, CVN-72), flying his F/A-18E Super Hornet, intercepting an Iranian P3-F reconnaissance aircraft during operations in the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman. Dukie, one of Oppo's resident military members, has cast doubt on the description of these pictures, and I think he makes a good case. Caveat emptor.

US Navy Fighters Intercept Iranian Reconnaissance Plane (upate)

US Navy Fighters Intercept Iranian Reconnaissance Plane (upate)

US Navy Fighters Intercept Iranian Reconnaissance Plane (upate)

US Navy Fighters Intercept Iranian Reconnaissance Plane (upate)

US Navy Fighters Intercept Iranian Reconnaissance Plane (upate)

US Navy Fighters Intercept Iranian Reconnaissance Plane (upate)

via MilitaryPhotos.net