According to a statement released by the White House, the US military was able to take down an unidentified object flying over Alaska. The object, which was the size of a small car, was targeted by an F-22 Raptor fighter jet It was brought down using a missile. Although the exact nature of the object and its origin are not known, a salvage effort is currently under way to retrieve its debris.
The US military was alerted to a possible threat to air traffic after a small plane was spotted flying at an altitude of around 40,000 feet, which is about the same as that of a commercial airliner. The object, which was described as a silver-colored orcylindrical plane, did not seem to have propulsion.
This recent UFO sighting and subsequent action by the US military follows the recent shooting down of a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the coast of South Carolina. The US has blacklisted six Chinese companies for their involvement in Beijing’s military modernization efforts and aerospace programs, stating that China’s use of high-altitude balloons poses a threat to US national security.
The downing of these two unidentified objects has raised questions about the militarization of space and the threat of new conflicts in the edge of space. As countries scramble to maintain a strategic advantage in this new frontier, it is important to understand the nature and origin of these objects, as well as the motivations behind their presence. The recent salvage efforts, particularly of the Chinese balloon, will provide valuable information in helping to answer these questions.