US military shoots down two more airborne objects over Canada, Lake Huron this weekend

The United States military shot down two more unidentified objects that were located flying over Canada and Lake Huron over the weekend, according to the Pentagon, marking the third and fourth in about a week.

After the US shot down a Chinese balloon off the South Carolina coast last weekend, another object was spotted and shot down over Alaska on Friday and brought down over frozen waters. According to defense officials, the craft was not identified as a military threat but was ordered to be taken down by President Biden due to concerns that it might interfere with civilian flights. Another “high altitude” object was brought down on the president’s orders over Canada in coordination with the Canadian military in the Yukon territory.

A fourth object was brought down on Sunday over Lake Huron, according to Pentagon press secretary Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder. This fourth object was also not assessed as a military threat but was downed “out of an abundance of caution” by the United States. “We did not assess it to be a kinetic military threat to anything on the ground, but assess it was a safety flight hazard and a threat due to its potential surveillance capabilities. Our team will now work to recover the object in an effort to learn more,” Ryder said in a statement.

Debris from the Chinese spy balloon is currently being assessed by the FBI after being retrieved by the Navy over the course of this week. So far, the balloon is the only confirmed military or intelligence threat of the four downed aircraft. DHS official Melissa Dalton told reporters the sudden surge of  objects being shot out of the sky is due to increased surveillance in the wake of the spy balloon incident. “In light of the People’s Republic of China balloon that we took down last Saturday, we have been more closely scrutinizing our airspace at these altitudes, including enhancing our radar,” Dalton said, “which may at least partly explain the increase in objects that we detected over the past week.”




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