The United States Government does not know what the three objects that its Air Force shot down between Sunday and Tuesday over its territory and that of Canada were, but believes that "there is nothing for now to suggest that they have any relationship with the program of spy balloons from China or reconnaissance vehicles from other countries".
This was stated by the president, Joe Biden, in a brief press conference in which he added that "it is most likely that these three balloons were linked to private companies, recreational activities, or scientific institutions, and that they were dedicated to the climate study or other scientific activities".
Biden added that he has asked the US intelligence community to carry out an analysis of the situation in the skies of the country, where there appears to be a considerable amount of flying objects "that are not linked to illegal activities but to investigation". In any case, the question remains as to why, as far as is known, no university, study center, or private company has claimed ownership of the balloons. Nor has any association dedicated to the launch of these aerostats given signs that the things shot down are whose. For now, the 17 US intelligence agencies, which consume a budget equivalent to five times all of Spain's defense spending, continue to investigate the mystery.
Another thing is the case of the spy balloon shot down by the United States on the 4th over the Atlantic Ocean. There is no doubt that it was a reconnaissance device. But the examination of the remains, fallen in an area just a few meters deep on the coast of South Carolina, seems to be showing that the device did not have very sophisticated espionage systems. At least, that is the official version transmitted by the spokesman for the National Security Council, Admiral John Kirby, who has also reported that the United States believes it has recovered most of the electronic components of the aerostat.
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