AFCENT commander: DOD eyeing balloons to fill awareness gaps

By Michael Marrow / February 13, 2023 at 2:51 PM
Following the destruction of a Chinese balloon off the coast of South Carolina and multiple other unidentified aircraft downed by U.S. forces in recent days, a top Air Force official said today that the Defense Department is exploring "non-traditional" ways to fill awareness gaps -- including balloons. Lt. Gen. Alexus Grynkewich, who heads the combined forces air component at U.S. Central Command, said during a virtual discussion with the Center for New American Security that “there are still gaps in...

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