At the moment that the three Heli-carriers are in the air during the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), targets are acquired all over the place, including the Stark/Avengers Tower in which Tony Stark was located:

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Did Tony ever know later on that Steve practically saved his life?

  • Well, Stark didn't know that his father was killed by Hydra either, so I'd assume he simply didn't bother to find out.
    – user71772
    Oct 8, 2016 at 16:27

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Assuming Tony Stark is one of the most intelligent people on the planet in MCU, he could easily learn the details of what happened in The Winter Soldier without asking anybody.

We already know he can hack S.H.I.E.L.D.'s systems (and other government systems) from various Marvel movies.

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(Also see the hack scene in Iron Man 2.)

Steve wouldn't tell Tony that he saved his life. It's not one his character traits.

The events of of The Winter Soldier were huge in the MCU. When news of HYDRA’s involvement broke out, Tony Stark must have done research about what happened to learn the dirty secrets of S.H.I.E.L.D. HYDRA, and have come across some information about him being a potential target on HYDRA's radar.

the MCU is a non-comic-book-based universe. You can predict the events of the movies before they open but the context can be changed by the producers to create plot twists. Therefore I don't think I will try to provide a comic book reference.

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    That short gif is giving me a headache...
    – Jane S
    Jul 15, 2016 at 12:50
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    Not sure why that's a gif at all. The subtitle is the only part we really need.
    – DCShannon
    Jul 16, 2016 at 0:58
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    @DCShannon I like gifs.
    – burcu
    Apr 30, 2017 at 15:19

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