February 19, 2023
Not really surprising considering the political pressure to do something about that Chinese spy balloon…
The US Air Force May Have Shot Down an Amateur Radio Pico Balloon Over Canada
Since the famous takedown of a suspected Chinese spy balloon, US jets have shot down a total of three more unidentified balloon objects, now suspected by officials to be ‘commercial or benign’. There is speculation that at least one these three objects may have been an amateur radio ‘pico’ balloon.
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