Chinese balloon was shot down off the US East coast by an F-22 fighter


Off the east coast of the United States, an American fighter jet carried out an operation to destroy a Chinese probe. This is a balloon, which in China itself was called a meteorological object, which, as a result of bad weather, was carried to the west.


Recall that this probe flew over a number of US states, including the states of Montana and Missouri, where US military bases with nuclear facilities and strategic bombers are located.

American "hawks" called on the Pentagon "immediately" to shoot down the Chinese "object for espionage", but the Biden administration did not give the go-ahead to strike. This, in turn, gave reason to say that the United States "does not have air defense systems capable of destroying a probe located at an altitude of over 20 thousand meters."

Now it becomes clear that the means are still there. One of them is apparently an F-22 fighter jet. The flight of the combat aircraft was filmed from the ground. The footage also captures the direct destruction of the "balloon". It happened at the moment when the probe was no longer flying over land, but over the waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

The main question for the US military and politicians now, perhaps, in whether this object managed to transfer information to Chinese operators, if it really carried out a reconnaissance mission.


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  1. Skipper Offline Skipper
    Skipper (Skipper) 5 February 2023 08: 26
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    The Chinese ball dishonored the United States. What happens if rockets fly? I remember how shit was poured on Russian air defense when missiles and UAVs bombed the country .... and these same individuals now put their heads in their asses and do not see the shame of the United States .. and even the shame of the ball.
  2. unc-2 Offline unc-2
    unc-2 (Nikolai Malyugin) 5 February 2023 09: 58
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    Now it is clear that the Chinese are not asleep. They take everything they need from the USA and the USSR. At one time, the United States pestered the USSR with reconnaissance balloons. Now the Chinese use them. They took the experience of space exploration from the USSR. Not far off is the hour when China will wipe its nose around the world.
  3. Vox_Populi Offline Vox_Populi
    Vox_Populi (vox populi) 5 February 2023 12: 52
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    This, in turn, gave reason to say that the United States "does not have air defense systems capable of destroying a probe located at an altitude of over 20 thousand meters."

    Now it becomes clear that the means are still there

    In fact, it was immediately clear that they could shoot down, despite the high altitude! I was surprised just by the joyful reports about the impossibility of "shooting down" the ball by the Americans ...
  4. In passing Offline In passing
    In passing (Galina Rožkova) 5 February 2023 20: 16
    -1
    If you see any oddities, then everything is not as they show and tell. I wonder how the probe flew to America, from China. And exactly flew over the mines of missiles with nuclear weapons, and then across the country. And why in general such kipish? Here, they will try to collect the wreckage and find out what it was. Although according to the situation, they screwed up liquidly.