China says it has had no information on three craft shot down by the US since Friday
The US government said on Tuesday (14) that it had no evidence that the three flying objects spotted in the country’s skies and shot down by US forces this weekend belonged to the Chinese government.
According to the US government, there is a possibility that unidentified flying objects could be used for commercial purposes.
One of the objects was dropped in Alaska, another in Canada, and another in Lake Huron.
White House national security spokesman John Kirby told reporters that the United States still does not understand where the three objects came from. He said there would be more information if and when the debris could be collected, but that the pieces were in hardtoreach areas. Kirby said there was no indication the three objects were linked to China’s spy balloon program.
However, the White House says it has not identified the origin of these new artifacts. According to Washington, no group, country or individual has claimed ownership of the objects to date.
According to Washington, the first balloon sighted in American airspace was of Chinese origin. It was shot down over the sea in the state of South Carolina.
Agents of the FBI, the police investigative service, have already begun to analyze and examine the remains of the balloon.
The analysis will be possible after new remains of the balloon including sensors were recovered Monday (13th), the White House said.
The first of two missiles fired from an F16 fighter jet at an unidentified object over Lake Huron on Sunday missed the object but landed harmlessly in the water, top US General Mark Milley said on Tuesday.
“We certainly followed this to the end,” Milley told reporters at a news conference in Brussels.