The US Downed Chinese Spy Balloon: Operation Details10
- 5.02.2023, 9:45
F-22 fighters were involved, raised from a base in Virginia.
The United States has revealed the details of the operation to destroy the Chinese balloon, considered a surveillance object.
According to a representative of the US defence department, F-22 fighter jets, raised from an air force base in Virginia, were involved.
The US military shot down a Chinese balloon over the Atlantic Ocean using an AIM-9X missile.
Journalists indicated that only one missile was fired at the target.
As Charter97.org reported, the US military recently discovered a spy balloon in the northern part of the United States.
In turn, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said that the balloon flew from their territory, but was not used for reconnaissance.
Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said that the flight of a Chinese balloon over US territory is a violation of the country's sovereignty and international law and postponed his visit to China.