The U.S. military fired on and shot down a still unidentified object in the air over Alaska this past Friday, as reported by U.S. Officials.
Officials have also not confirmed if the object in question was another Chinese spy balloon, reported The New York Times.
The object was reportedly moving across the state at roughly 40,000 feet, making it an issue for any civilian aircraft.
#BREAKING: John Kirby confirms the Biden administration ordered fighter aircraft shot down "a high altitude object over Alaska air space…within the last hour" that we had been tracking for "the last 24 hours," adding "the object…posed a reasonable threat" pic.twitter.com/8Aa70xZ3zj
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) February 10, 2023
This particular bit of news takes place in the wake of the U.S. military making use of an F-22 Raptor this past week to strike out against and shoot down a Chinese spy balloon as it floated out over the Atlantic Ocean by making use of just one air-to-air AIM-9X Sidewinder missile which had been fired at an altitude of just about 58,000 feet. The choice to shoot down the Chinese spy balloon took place just after President Joe Biden let it fly out a few thousand miles back and forth over the continental U.S. last week.
This is just the most recent in a series of breaches of U.S. airspace and took place late Thursday evening in the air over the state of Alaska, reat the report.
This insane incursion this past Thursday evening was allegedly a short one which is just a single reason that officials stated that they will not be confirming if the object was an item built by any other foreign nation.