Las us armed forces, A new balloon of unknown origin has been detected flying near airport, Although he indicated this Monday that there is no indication that it is operating or Controlled by “foreign or rival actors”.
A Pentagon spokesman said that the Department of Defense and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) “detected and seen” Last Friday a balloon “Unmanned” next to Hawaii About 10,972.8 meters high.
“Pace A that flew at the altitude used by civil aviation didn’t mean anything Threat to civil aviation in Hawaii“, said the source.
spokesperson assured The equipment did not pass “directly” through any “critical” infrastructure. “Defense or any “sensitive” government sites.
And he reported that, based on information gathered by viewing the device, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin followed the commanders’ recommendation. Armed Forces that “it was not necessary to take any action against the balloon”.
He Device out of space now Air Hawaii and territorial waters, although they obey Monitoring in collaboration with the FAA.
In late January, a Chinese “spy” balloon flew over the continental US was shot down by the US Air Force on the water The Atlantic 4 February.
Contraction flew during days in different parts of the country, such as the state of Montana (North West), one of the three regions where Existing US nuclear missile silos
The incident escalated the tension between America and China, Beijing acknowledged that the balloon was its own, but argued in its defense that it had been lost and was being used for meteorological purposes Not for spying.
The US government detected at least three other balloons, according to leaked Pentagon documents published by The Washington Post “Spy” Chinese Except for one he found out in late January. One of them flew over a group of aircraft carriers, and the other crashed into the South China Sea.