The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officially issued a notice out to airmen (NOTAM) this past Saturday night which warned them that it had designated an area of the northern part of Montana as a “national defense airspace” and that anyone who made their way into the area would be promptly intercepted by military officials.
“I am in direct contact with NORCOM and monitoring the latest issue over Havre and the northern border,” explained Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-MT) via social media. “Airspace is closed due to an object that could interfere with commercial air traffic — the DOD will resume efforts to observe and ground the object in the morning.”
Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) officially spoke out to confirm the news from the government agency, stating via a post to social media: “I am aware of the object in Montana air space and remain in close contact with senior DOD and Administration officials.”
The event officially took place in the wake of a U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor shooting down a still unidentified object in the airspace over Canada this past Saturday evening after being given the authorization to enter Canadian airspace by government officials. The U.S. military was forced to shoot down yet another of these unidentified objects this past Friday evening as it was floating its way off the coast of Alaska.
All of these events took place in the wake of the U.S. military ordering and carrying out the shooting down of a Chinese spy balloon late last weekend just off the coast of South Carolina by making use of weaponry that was fired from an F-22 Raptor. The fighter jet in question made use of an air-to-air AIM-9X Sidewinder missile at an altitude of roughly 58,000 feet to target and take down the national surveillance threat. The choice to shoot down the Chinese spy balloon took place after Old Uncle Joe let it meander through the sky as it flew thousands of miles over the continental U.S.