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Started by Jacob, September 24, 2012, 05:27:47 PM

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https://www.defense.gov/News/News-Stories/Article/Article/3288543/f-22-safely-shoots-down-chinese-spy-balloon-off-south-carolina-coast/

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The official said Chinese balloons briefly transited the continental United States at least three times during the prior administration.

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Weird we never heard about that. :hmm:
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Quote from: Jacob on Today at 01:07:53 AMWell apparently it's been going on for a while, so it may have worked okay. Basically it's a low cost alternative to a spy-satellite.
Also I could be wrong but presumably they can also normally go higher than jets (but obviously wtihin the atmosphere) because they can be a lot lighter?
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