Crisis with China US recovers electronic sensors from downed Chinese spy balloon

The US military has recovered key electronics and sensors, believed to be used for intelligence gathering, from the suspected Chinese spy balloon shot down earlier this month, local media reported Tuesday

Crisis with China US recovers electronic sensors from downed Chinese spy balloon

The US military has recovered key electronics and sensors, believed to be used for intelligence gathering, from the suspected Chinese spy balloon shot down earlier this month, local media reported Tuesday.

"Teams have been able to recover significant remains, including all priority sensors and electronic parts, as well as large sections of the structure," the US Army Northern Command said in a statement reproduced by various media outlets.

The giant balloon, which Beijing denied was a government device used for surveillance, was neutralized by a US warplane off the coast of South Carolina on February 4 after it drifted through the country's skies. for a week.

The rest of the suspected balloon fell into the sea and were recovered by members of the US Navy.

Since then, members of the federal police (FBI) have been studying the remains to assess the surveillance capabilities of the object, but they did not have access to most of what they call the "payload" of the balloon, that is, the electronics that had on board.

Now, the US military claims that it has that critical electronics to be analyzed.

On the 4th, the United States shot down a Chinese balloon that was allegedly spying on its territory, and since then it has shot down three other flying devices in North America whose origin it has not yet been able to identify.

The US government has accused China of developing a military espionage program through balloons sent to 40 countries on five continents, for which the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, canceled a planned trip to Beijing.

For its part, the Chinese government has assured that the first object shot down was a weather balloon that deviated from its trajectory and has denounced that at least ten American balloons have flown over China in the last year.

According to the criteria of The Trust Project

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