The alleged Chinese spy balloon that was shot down after traversing the continental U.S. has raised questions about whether other airships like it have floated into other countries’ airspace in the past. At least four other governments have reported additional instances of possible surveillance balloons. U.S. Defense officials also reported multiple previous sightings of these devices in recent years. But, few details are publicly known about many of these sightings.

  • Chinese spy balloon takedown triggers Senate legislation on tracking
    Two senators have introduced a bill following the incident of the Chinese spy balloon that passed over U.S. airspace last month to increase tracking of high-altitude balloons throughout the country.
    03/15/2023 - 8:33 am | View Link
  • Decision to shoot down spy balloons, other objects can't be hasty | Opinion
    Headlines have recently alerted us to objects floating overhead without our express permission. Politicians and pundits have vigorously expressed their views as to whether our military should shoot ...
    03/10/2023 - 10:00 am | View Link
  • Defence forces finalising response for action against suspected 'Chinese' spy balloons in future
    Weeks after the US destroyed a suspected Chinese spy balloon over its skies, discussions on the issue are going on in the Indian defence forces as well, which a ...
    03/6/2023 - 7:55 pm | View Link
  • Spy balloon raises a question: How safe is the U.S. from missile attack?
    Some fear the U.S. could be vulnerable to a non-nuclear attack, all because the aging systems currently in place struggle not only to detect balloons, but might also miss fast-moving, low-flying, ...
    03/4/2023 - 9:30 pm | View Link
  • China says US flew balloons in its airspace
    Beijing accused Washington of flying balloons over its territory "more than 10 times" since last year. Earlier this month, the US shot down what it called a Chinese surveillance balloon in its ...
    02/12/2023 - 9:32 pm | View Link
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