teknologmuda.com – Watch: F-22s shoot down a Chinese spy balloon over the Atlantic Ocean
Sun, February 5, 2023 @ 4:02 GMT+7 2 minutes read
The United States shot down a suspected Chinese-made balloon off the Carolina coast on Saturday after it flew over sensitive military sites across North America and became the latest flash point in a row between Washington in Beijing.
The United States shot down a suspected Chinese balloon off the Carolina coast on Saturday after it passed through sensitive military sites across North America and became the latest flash point in a row between Washington and Beijing.
The US military shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon on Saturday, February 4, 2023. A meteorologist took a video of the plane circling the balloon before it came down.
The Coast Guard asked people to stay away from the balloon before the game brought it down. The US military shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon on Saturday and plans to try to retrieve the debris in the Atlantic Ocean.
A video posted on social media showed the plane flying the balloon before it was released. The Coast Guard had asked sailors to avoid the balloon area because of the US military’s “high risk” actions before the planes dropped the balloons on Saturday. The Federal Aviation Administration also temporarily closed airspace along the Carolina coast and closed airports in Charleston and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Wilmington, North Carolina. Defense officials said an F-22 fighter jet from Langley Air Force Base in Virginia shot down the balloon with an AIM-9X Sidewinder missile, according to Fox News.
China has confirmed that it has the device, but the country’s foreign ministry said on Friday that it “entered the United States due to force majeure.”
Video released by WCNC chief meteorologist Brad Panovich shows two planes circling a balloon floating over Myrtle Beach, North Carolina at around 1:29pm on Saturday.