“An unidentified object” shot down over Canada

An American fighter plane shot down an unidentified object over Canada on Saturday, February 11. Already the day before, the United States had announced the destruction of a flying object over Alaska. The neutralization of the object was validated by the American president, Joe Biden, and the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, by “for the sake of caution and on the recommendation of their armed forces”, said a statement from the White House. Canadian Forces “will now recover and analyze the debris of the object”, added the Canadian Prime Minister.

The craft, which was flying at an altitude of about “40,000 feet” (12,200 meters), “had illegally entered Canadian airspace and posed a threat (possible) for the safety of civil flights”, Canada’s National Defense Minister Anita Anand told reporters. He was shot at “about 100 miles [160 km] of the Canada-US border” around 9:40 p.m. French time. It was a “cylindrical device” smaller than the balloon destroyed in North Carolina last week, said the Minister of Canadian Defense.

“At this time, we are continuing to analyze the object, so it would not be prudent for me to speculate on its origin”she added.

“We will defend our sovereignty together”

Justin Trudeau also spoke with Joe Biden about the target shot down over the Yukon Territory in northwestern Canada bordering Alaska on Saturday, the second flying object shot down over North America. by the United States in approximately 24 hours. Earlier in the afternoon, Anita Anand, for her part, had affirmed on Twitter that she had exchanged with her American counterpart, the Secretary of Defense of the United States, Lloyd Austin, reaffirming that “we will always defend our sovereignty together”.

Also Saturday night, a fighter jet was dispatched to investigate a “radar anomaly” over the US state of Montana, the US military said. “This plane did not identify any object [permettant] to correlate the radar echoes”, indicated NORAD and the American Northern Command, adding to continue “to monitor the situation”.

These incidents come a week after Washington destroyed a balloon off its Atlantic coast, which had flown over sensitive military sites and was described by Beijing as an aircraft. “civilian used for research purposes, mainly meteorological”. Footage captured by US military aircraft showed the Chinese balloon was fitted with spy tools and not intended for weather forecasting. This diplomatic clash had led the head of American diplomacy Antony Blinken to postpone a rare visit to China.

Read Also:  Automating Reporting And Analytics Processes

Recent Articles

Related News

Leave A Reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here