Recently, news that the United States has shot down multiple so-called unidentified high-altitude objects has been hyped. However, according to US media reports on the 16th, these so-called unidentified high-altitude objects are likely to be small and miniature balloons for civilian use. Snowden, who exposed the US government’s large-scale surveillance projects, issued an article on this: The US$400,000 missile destroyed a US$12 civilian balloon.
According to US media reports, from February 10 to 12, US military aircraft shot down three “UFOs” in succession over the US and Canada.
According to reports, the U.S. military also dispatched F-16 fighter jets to use “Sidewinder” missiles to inflate balloons. Each missile costs more than 400,000 US dollars. On the 12th, when shooting down an unidentified object over Lake Huron, the first “Sidewinder” missile failed to hit the target.
According to US media reports on the 16th, these so-called unidentified high-altitude objects are likely to be small, miniature balloons for civilian use. American balloonists release dozens of these balloons every day.
On the 15th, an amateur club called the “Northern Illinois Bottle Cap Balloon Brigade” in Illinois, USA announced that one of their small round-the-world travel balloons “missed in flight”, and it is likely to be a high-altitude object shot down by the US Air Force. one.
According to US media reports, the last time the club received the balloon signal was on the same day as the U.S. fighter jets shot down an unidentified object over Alaska, and the last time they received the balloon signal. the balloon was also near the coast of Alaska.
According to a US website report on the 16th, the descriptions of the three unidentified objects shot down from February 10 to February 12 all match the shape, flight height and payload of small and micro-balloons. Typically used by hobbyists, educators and scientists, the balloons cost $12 to $180 each, depending on the model.