Air Force assessing ways to deal with high-altitude balloons one year after Chinese spy balloon debacle

By Shelley K. Mesch / June 5, 2024 at 12:33 PM
More than a year after an alleged Chinese spy balloon broke into U.S. airspace simply by floating slowly at a high altitude, the Air Force is seeking ways to "mitigate, neutralize or eliminate" similar adversarial balloons, according to a recent request for information . The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center wants to take out the risks from adversarial high-altitude balloons, which the post states “represent low-cost threats capable of en masse employment that compromises the confidentiality and security of...

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